After Julie left,
our teacher led us into the classroom
and started a lecture
about how bad drugs are.
No one paid attention.
We were all wondering just how much
Julie smoked to make her dumb enough
to bring pot to school.
We started speculating.
“Maybe her boyfriend hit her
and forced her into it.”
“Maybe he hid it in her backpack.”
“I don’t know her boyfriend.”
“He doesn’t go to this school.”
“He’s ten years older than her.”
“I heard her boyfriend’s in middle school.”
“Potheads? In middle school?”
We all agreed on one thing:
Julie has issues.