Entrance Exam: School of Life - multiple choice
must use black ink only
pencils and erasers will be confiscated
anyone caught talking to other participants will be escorted from the building
all answers are final - you have one hour.
one day, they opened the door and let me in
(why  that day was different than before i'll never know,
i didn't feel any different; somedays that's good, sometimes not, sometimes i don't think about it)

maybe I was wearing the right shoes?

anyway, there I was . . .and I had brought my own pen,
black ink, i remembered that much . . .
rows and rows

of seats.
(alphabetical? do they still use names? or is it numerical now? did they change the rules? am i allowed to ask? do i get a number? shit! it's been a while since i've done this)
long or short
there's nothing here I'd choose
(only one colour? what if I want them all?)

I want something
There are no right or wrong answers to this question
(why on earth did i think this was important?
am i going to fail? is that possible? )
june 22, 12:11 a.m. sitting in a very old chair
and . . ..