Homework

Teachers say, “Do your homework!”

I say, “For me, that don’t work.”

“‘Does not!’ ‘Does not work!’ Study!”

Dull. Language is muddy.
Let me play in it as I please.
You ain’t the only one with its keys.

Give me homework that does me.
Let me set my homework free.

I could learn Lego science
And the politics of giants.
How to divide by cloud
And the history of loud.
When best to dress a troll
And the art of digging a hole.
How to sing in the hiccup choir
And why to play with fire.

I might just have to turn
To teaching if I ever want to learn.

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