Studying at Seven When UP is On

(I originally wrote this for a creative writing class in 2012.)


It isn’t easy to study today

When life around me only wants to play

With what little patience and mental power

Is left by evening’s seventh hour.


I thought I’d set my phone to vibe, not ring!

My roommate in the shower likes to sing.

No one on Facebook will leave me alone—

I might as well have answered the phone!

If I don’t finish this study time rhyme,

I can forget graduating on time.

My studying still isn’t going well;

I wish I could watch a movie, or—Squirrel!