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The Science Teacher

The science teacher
started to like me around March
I thought it might have been my meatballs
Throw frozen ones in a crockpot with barbeque sauce
Heat on high until nice and hot
Everyone at the potluck will think you're a genius
the science teacher was extra complimentary
I think he ate more of them than he should have

The science teacher has five snakes in his studio apartment
His toe exploded once
Diabetes
Also makes him pee every two hours at night
He hasn't seen his grown children in three years
This one's in an almost famous band
See?

The science teacher had money once
Blew a lot of it on a year off, skiing
His father was in Mensa
He could be too
His Miller Analogies test score proves it
A girl in his 9th grade biology class
whipped a braided hair extension into his eye
He can hardly see out of it
And his toe exploded once

The science teacher is having dental problems
He's in a lot of pain
Needs to have a tooth extracted
Can't afford the copay until payday on the 20th
Eight year divorce wiped him out
He never gets to do anything fun anymore
Doesn't even have $20
to get him through the week
And his toe exploded once

I loaned him $20,
aware I might not get it back

The science teacher is decent looking
Respected for his knowledge of his field
He has a sweet, compassionate side
and five snakes in his apartment
and a toe that exploded once

It's a no for me
to the science teacher

but I did
get my money back
Written by Pinkdreams
Published
Author's Note
I wish him well of course.
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