"Through Clear-Colored Glasses" by Jamie Kahn

 

My eyeglasses are too big and in need of readjustment

The girl at the eyeglass place tells me

                                                                                                     No problem

                                                                                                     Right this way

She asks me of my plans for the summer

Even though we don't have to talk

I tell her I'm wrestling with final exams right now

But after that I'm moving

She tells me of her plans to go back to school someday

I say

                                                                                                      Good for you

Half-heartedly

She gives me back my glasses

I put them on

Leave

And they are crooked

I hope she does go back to school