I stare, stunned.
Chaos is rapidly unfolding around me…
A cacophony of noise assaults my ears from all directions;
Banging, crashing, crunching, thumping, wailing –
Projectiles launching from every corner.
Legs kicking –
Alarm sirens blare.
Someone grabs their belongings and flees;
Hurried feet pound and bodies jostle as they stampede,
Forcing themselves out the door,
Down the hall,
And spilling out to freedom.
“You’re dismissed,” I mutter as I look about
At the destruction left behind,
Not caused by warriors,
But by hormone-laden nightmares
More affectionately known as “today’s youths”.