When the vandalism ends,
and nary a student wastes the free-time
they no longer have,
When the school averages 750 on the
and not one student fails to hand in
his homework (and well-written yet!),
we will have time to address
the comotose spirit, the serious absence of passion, the meager
crumbs of social concern.
Perhaps then, we will ask students
as a last requirement for graduation:
"What do you plan to do to make this a
more just world?"
We will then have time to worry
if we have gotten far enough back
to that particular basic.