Math is so boring.
My fifth-grade math teacher
takes away my book
that I spent a lot of money on.
It's a translation of
which I read secretly
in the desk drawer,
not listening to him
solving math word problems.
I have to write this sentence
five hundred times with a brush:
I PROMISE I WILL CONCENTRATE ON MY LESSON.
I am glad my teacher forgets to ask my parents
to sign their names to the paper.
I write the punishment in secret.
My teacher returns the book to me
at the end of the semester
after I promise I will never
read in math class again.
How nice, how nice it would be
if there were only reading class.
- Tofu Quilt, Ching Yeung Russell