Tired red curtains,
Long passed their ‘best-before’ date, and
Grubby yellow walls,
In need of a new coat of paint.
Rickety old tables,
Covered in graffiti of hilarious intent, and
With uncomfortable seats and legs bent.
Cracked grey ceilings, grimy windows,
Empty orange cans, half-full bottles,
Faded brown floors, bent coat-hangers,
Grubby white-boards, chipped skirting boards,
Pockmarked green notice boards, torn information sheets,
Overflowing blue bin, broken light bulbs.
Sixty grey-clad boys, one school study hall.