Numbers and letters spin and twist.
Into her ears and out of thy lips,
All she knew coming undone-
Like a loose thread under a kittens claw.
Spinning and spinning her head will do.
For the more she learns the more she will lose.
More numbers, more letters, spinning about.
Losing her mind and about to shout!
And tomorrow when she wakes,-
It will start again.
Till they've taught all they can,
And they let her go.
Into the world-
All on her own.