Image: Adam Hague
Was it your scream I heard?
Was it in fear, in wonder?
A cry of disbelief?
A cry of rejoicing?
You said you sounded like a banshee
At your feet was a snake in the grass
Come to remind you of humble roots
Of less than gracious childhood times.
Did I arrive in time?
Was I too late, too soon?
Was it a matter of punctuation?
A matter of subject?
You said it was all about a teacher fantasy
Wanting to learn, listening and storing away
Each morsel of knowledge he sent your way
Of the why, the how more so than the what.
Was it a case of being courageous?
Did you mind standing up for you?
Did you start to believe?
Did you start to trust?
We watched a boy loving a girl
We watched a girl loving a boy
And we wondered….