8 March 2011, 2100hrs
Traffic moving at 20
Janelle Monae crooning from the radio
I catch a glimpse of people on the sidewalk
I look again
JHS? pupils clad in their uniforms and backpacks
Looks like they are from school
I muse, what on earth are they learning till this late?
Unless 1 + 1 is no longer 2,
Unless ‘subjects’ and ‘verbs’ no longer have to agree
Unless plants no longer use photosynthesis
They are just skiving in school…for 12hrs.