green tiles tally days

in the second-floor hallway

afternoons diffuse in glass block windows

afternoons defused
there are still doors for

97 students
16 teachers
always ambling around
shadows of clouds

gliding across the field

rippling over grass
helps to remember where you've been
in an after-hours classroom
using an off-limits computer
a clock in the corner of the screen
messaging a friend I can't remember

the sound of a door shutting firmly

when they eventually logged off
who have you forgotten?
a chalkboard erased
in wide erratic gestures
one cloud lingering