I just don’t know why it’s so important
To understand what they want me to know
About mathematics, adverbs and ancient
Men and rivers like Homer and Congo.
I hate having to hear the word “focus”
When all I’m doing is feeling my thoughts
Of Saturn’s moons and rings and rocket thrust
While naming the Gemini astronauts.
Why don’t they care about things that I like
And know already about stuff that counts
Like how to hold a sneeze or ride a bike
For a block with no hands and not fall down?
But I’ll do what I’m told and try once more
To divide, define and recite “Fourscore”
Predominantly Inattentive Presentation