Kummerspeck: Lisandro's Song
Little Lisandro (he's white, don't get
sits at a desk in a schoolroom he'd rather not be in
forced by people he doesn't know
to do what he'd rather not do.
The people keep telling him:
"Lisandro, life isn't always about what you want. We know more than you."
Lisandro can't make sense of any of it.
The kids around him don't seem so troubled.
Sometimes they laugh at him
and call him idiot.
The world is angry with Lisandro, and he is angry back.
What did he do?
No one will explain. All they do is criticize.
Lisandro is lonely.
Little Lisandro likes to draw pictures.
They are good too.
The teachers take away the pictures
and the other kids say he is sick.
He got sent to the school psychologist.
They gave Lisandro drugs so he'd be more like other kids.
But the drugs made him crazy
and his drawings were everywhere.
He'd discovered graffiti.
So they gave him different drugs.
He stopped drawing and took up eating.
He ate everything he could get his hands on
and nobody cared as long as he wasn't painting walls.
They would take away his mind.
Erase his spirit.
Lisandro quit asking questions.
He gained fifty pounds eating school food.
There were plenty of sleepy fat kids at school.
Lisandro finally fit in.
His teachers became more tolerant
and starting giving him passing grades.
And besides, the State required them to.
He has a disability.
Little Lisandro smiles.
It took a bit of doing but he finally got them off his back.
Now he sits at his desk and draws
and everybody ignores him more or less.
The sleepy fat little kid
quietly planning his plan
to get even with those motherf*****s.
Copyright © William Craychee | Year Posted 2017