Friday afternoon. Last period.
Yesterday was algebra.
Today is geometry.
Tranformational. Translations. Rotations. Reflections.
Still the same old x and y.
Reflect over y-axis or x-axis or equation of a line.
Coordinate planes. Lines of reflection.
When will I ever use this, Miss?
Every year. The same questions.
After fifty years on one side of the teacher’s desk or the other,
Their weariness reflects my own.