I’m sitting in class,
And I don’t know the solution ,
The teacher sees me struggling,
She’s aware of my confusion.
I stay after class,
She knows I’m really trying,
So when I don’t raise my hand,
I suppose she thinks I’m lying.
I really don’t know the answer,
I’m really just confused,
But it seems she wants to shame me,
So the class can be amused.
Four problems in a row,
But I guess she isn’t done,
After every “I don’t know”
She says, “you’ll do the next one”
I can hear the class laughing,
And a crimson shade comes to my face,
And I wonder why I feel so ashamed,
In what was my “safe space”
Life as a student