I went to a place today.
They locked the door behind me.
I wore the uniform they gave me,
the way that they told me.
I sat where they told me.
Did the job they assigned me.
Ate what they told me
When they told me.
Exercised in the yard,
Twenty minutes on the grounds
When they let me, but still
Guarded, watched, directed.
Then marched single-file on
A line painted on the ground
With my fellows, who were
Silent, uniformed, exercised, watered
Like livestock.
I went to a place today.
They call it school.