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By @astrid_hartman

Sixth Hour Sirens

The siren

Bounces off the walls

Off the desks

Off the papers

It makes my skin crawl 


But no one 


The class has heard this 

Too many a time 


It is a staple 

Of having a high school 



But what bothers me 

Is the faces 

That I see 

As I look around 

That everyone just acts 

As though everything is okay 

That there isn’t 

An ambulance

Screaming down the street 

To save a hurting person 

Who we’ll never meet… 

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