Today is the Ides of March,
whatever that means.
On the board you wrote the words and then
told us about Caesar,
who didn’t listen to some crazy guy in the street
and so got stabbed
by a bunch of his friends.
That sort of sounds familiar.
But things are different
here at school.
If you do listen to the crazy guy
out in the hall, your friends will all gang up
and stab you.
And sometimes it doesn’t even matter
who you listen to
or don’t, or
what you do
your smiling friends will still gather around you,
the sharp knives will still come out.
or any other month.