Falling between the cracks


Eight weeks and still several

student names allude me…

rowdy ones stand out due to

correcting them over and over;

other’s slowly leave their mark for skill

or lack of skills mixed with talkativeness.

Then there are the nebulous ones;

the ones so quiet they disappear

within their work barely resurfacing

after an hour to slip out the door.

Anonymity is their cover; speaking

so quietly, they are leery souls preferring

to be unnoticed between the cracks…