Finals Week

One boy
is having trouble
putting away the novel
he's been reading
and then wonders aloud,
should he buy a Dutch phrase book
so he can meet girls
while we're in the Netherlands
this summer?

the other boy
has a textbook open on his desk
but is also wearing headphones
and dancing in his chair
and messing with the speakers.

Don't you people have finals
tomorrow? I say.
Exams, heard of them?