Wear Your Uniform. Just Your Uniform.

His frozen corpse lay still in the
white snow outside the school,
his tackies, his t-shirt and his
hoodie confiscated.
The ice has taken over outside,
just as the icy witch has taken
over everything inside the school.
Temperature at minus two that day,
too cold to go out in just a
jumper and shirt.
He had been sent home barefoot,
but locked out.
“He deliberately took no notice of basic school policy.”
His bracelets and wristbands and
‘cellular telephone’ on her desk,
his friends in detention after
“breaking acceptable computer user policy.”
She cannot be challenged.
She is omnipotent.
She is omniscient.
She is omnipresent.
Do not break her rules.
Even on a very cold day.


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