By: Jonathan Xu
Ever since the homework was assigned
It’s ever present in my mind
No matter how much I want to forget it
The feeling will haunt me until I submit
There it is again,
Getting closer by the minute
But I don’t have the slightest idea
And I wish I had a panacea
To cure all my troubles
Maybe a man in the desert exploring?
Nah, that seems way too boring
Looking for treasure after washing ashore?
Nah, that has been done before
I think for hours and hours
But just cannot even begin to make out a single idea
I begin to wish I had superpowers
Which gives me enough ideas to fill up pangaea
Frustration begins to brew as the date nears
Yet I don’t have a single proposal
How long it takes, I don’t know, days, months, years?
Then I begin to think of putting the assignment in the disposal
A secret mission in North Korea?
Nope, my friend already has the exact same idea
A man in a stampede trying to avoid getting trampled?
No, that was the teacher’s example
So what shall I do, what shall I do
Then I have the moment I’ve been waiting for: a breakthrough
I pick up my pencil, and begin writing this exact piece
As I finish, I make a contented sigh, and I’m finally at peace
Until next time...