Symphonies of fireflies dance among these
Lockers slam, hallways bloom
Overlapping dreams are tossed into the air with our caps.
Vagabond dreamers mingle with future criminals,
Lawyers with the punch.
Drink up, kiddies!
Pretty soon you’ll be paying for that.
Eviction from your bedroom
Due to dancing on the tables
And stealing the towels
From the bathroom closet.
(But Mom. They’re so EXPENSIVE.)
Collecting pennies, finalizing lists
Showering at two o’clock in the morning
(As a routine, not for fun).
Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up!
The circus is finally open!