My bad day is a young male sitting anywhere in the classroom – his eyelashes thick with disapproval and his demeanour aching to break open in a string of loud and menacing laughter.
My bad day is an unwelcome pause that struts in between the beginning and the end of a sentence that I have forgotten midway. The pause blinks twice in the darkness behind my eyes before taking off.
My bad day is a tongue that hangs mutely in sandpapery devotion to a mind that can only see scratches.
When I walk out of a bad class, my dejection follows me around wearing a black hood. Its hisses are meaner than the many rejections in my mail box.
I seek the company of my alone table and here I fall back on the many assurances I can afford to believe in.
Then I open my laptop and drown in the many miseries of a dull admin life.