A matter of priorities


After the Visitor Spoke

After the visitor spoke at my high school about climate change,

I could not stop crying.

“Do you want to talk about it?” a counselor asked.

I shook my head.

I did not want her in my life.

Besides, she would never believe

I was crying because Matt twirled Steffie’s hair during the lecture

And I heard him ask her to the prom.

— Felicia Nimue Ackerman