Watching kid’s fight
The dumbest things
My dad’s better than your dad
The verbal anger that ensues
As kids’ voices grow louder
Trying to best each other
The funny face
As they try to conjure
Reasons why they are better than each other
Well, my dad does…
Well, my dad does too
Well, my mom does…
Well, my mom does that
But she also does this
They bawl their fists
As their anger heightens
Who will win??
The debate takes a steep turn
Uses one’s parents will not ensure victory
Well I can do…
Well so can I.
So do I.
Well I have 15.
But the best part of the fight
Is when the comparisons
Take a turn for the worst
When kids reveal just how
Terrible they really are…
Instead of comparisons
With material posessions
It becomes comparisons
The darker side of their consciousness
But in a game of who’s better
They are oblivious to the audience around them
And so what was once a little petty fight between 10 year olds
And it’s fucking hilarious
Well I was the one who got an A and didn’t even study
Kid B frowns. Kid A has got a point
Kid B: Well Suzy Q gave me a kiss
The crowd gasps. The score is tied.
Kid A: Well I have the most friends. And Suzy did that on a dare
Kid B takes a moment to think.
That was harsh
Kid B: Well she’s never kissed you
Attack on character? These kids aren’t playing anymore
Where the fuck is the teacher??
Nah, this is actually entertaining
(But really, where is she??)
Kid A crosses his arms against his chest
Kid B copies the movement.
Classmates are becoming more interested
Suzy Q is pissed at both of them
Kid A: Remember that vase in your house that we’re not supposed to touch? I was the one that broke it that day.
Kid B: That’s why you’re not allowed to come over anymore
Kid A: I never invited you to my bday party because no one in class likes you
Kid B: So what, it’s not like they like you either. They’re just scared of you
Kid B really needs to step up. He’s been playing defense for too long.
Kid A: Well I’m the biggest in the class. The smartest and the fastest too
Kid B looks a little down. Is he going to give up? Everyone is watching, including Suzy Q.
Kid B: Really?
I think Kid B has lost!!! The bully can’t win again.
Kid A pauses. He’s not sure how to fight back.
Does he throw out another retort?
No. Just silence.
Kid B cocks his head to the side
His smile is widening
What’s he got up his sleeve?
Kid B: Then how come you failed our last test? How come every time we go to P.E., you’ve got some injury from a sports team you’re not even on? How come you’re the biggest in the entire class, yet you’re the dumbest person I’ve ever met? How come we’ve been fighting all morning, yet everyone is rooting for me not you??
Oh shit. Kid A is just standing there.
There’s not much he can say.
He’s been called out
And every kid in class knows it
Not to mention the fact that
Everyone only hangs with Kid A
Because he’s got money
And he creates fear
But Kid B…
Look at the balls on Kid B
They’re just staring
The class is quiet,
Everyone leaning forward in their seats
What’s the next move?
The door bangs open
The teacher walks in
Another ‘oh shit’ moment
The teacher glares at me.
“Sylvester, get off the desk this moment.”
I’ve been found out
But I haven’t been really trying to hide it
“I told you to stop narrating things.”
Oh, but it’s so much fun
The teacher takes my makeshift microphone
Her eyes are scanning the classroom
Everyone is silent
Kid A and B are still standing next to each other
The first fist is thrown
The teacher shouts for help
She grabs me by my collar
“I told you to stop instigating things!!”
Oh but it’s so much fun.