The school would go deaf
from the force of Lindsey’s outraged voice,
which would rise in a scream.
“Don’t leave yet!” the guidance counselor
would say as she jumped around her desk
to try to calm Lindsey.
But the shrieks
ringing in the ears of the school
become strangled cries
and incoherent words.
It would all boil down
Lindsey would become a shadow in the room.
She would pretend to be invisible again,
but it would be too late.