Setting Up A Classroom During A Pandemic
Perhaps I’ll wipe down some textbooks,
hardcover ones like Bones, Dog Man,
Diary of A Wimpy Kid the ones kids read
over and over, the ones they will protest
being put in quarantine jail before someone
else can read it again. Cleanliness, distance and time.
Spacing between desks. Chair to chair, three
tiles back, two left. Benchmark for one metre.
(Isn’t it supposed to be two?). Take them outside.
Manhunt. Last one to keep their circle wins.
Mental health. Self care. Mindfulness. One
to ten, blue, green, yellow, red. How full
is your beaker? Tell me first before it breaks.