Kindergarten nightmare


In her kindergarden class

In a higher income area

There was a teacher

She wore her white streaked brunette hair in a bun

The little girl dreamed her classmates were all in trouble

the older woman was scooping out their brains

with a shiny metal soup ladle

They still functioned

But more like puppets

She was next

but she fought back

the scoop had taken out a little bit

but there was plenty of spark left


Anger flared, rocket fuel

Indoctrination in youth.

…she woke up from the nightmare

Sleeping safely near her grandparents

But still angry.