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The Sub


Years ago we thought

The Sub meant free class

At school


We followed no rules

And were rude

We justified being crude


This hasn’t changed over time

Who started it?

I wonder why


I’m sitting here now

Sub for the day

There’s not much to do


Legitimate free time

Wish I’d brought a book

Or a laptop


For the sake of feeding my mind

Guess there won’t be Sub abuse

Prove myself yet again

Though my co-instructor

Didn’t present me by name

The students know nothing to gain


Saw Kant written

On the board

Wished I’d kept a copy


The University undeserving

My prize

Checked terminology to stay on top


But I’ll have no need to reply

A monitor to police

The extent of my day


No Sub notes otherwise, just keep an eye

Make certain all students

Type away



Next time select slowly

No desperations to work

Duties won’t disappoint or surprise


At least the first block

Awarded me time

For Espresso and a soufflé


That wasn’t a bad way

To start off

A day


Last block

Didn’t need me

So I was sent away


More afternoon time to write

Take not a bad way to start off a day

Into a very good night





I’m a self-published author of two books, a blogger, grandma, mom, auntie and friend... I’m also a TEFL instructor, have lived in a few other countries besides the US. I love walking, cooking, reading, traveling, teaching, learning, language, movies, vampires, mummies, zombies, other assorted creatures of the night, science fiction, romance, action, adventure, classics, Latin, Soave, Chianti, D’Abruzzo, Ouzo, Sambuca, Bulleit Bourbon, Plato, the ocean and tanning.

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