I never thought it would happen
The PE teacher spends every lesson focussing
on overhead kicks. For the whole lesson
they lay on their backs, trying to score the perfect goal.
Inside, their English teacher refuses to teach anything
other than similes. It's all they've done for an hour
before lunch, Monday to Friday, for five years.
They are able to express their frustration
in so many different ways.
The man in the shop near me practises the trumpet.
He plays from the moment the morning newspapers
have been sorted until selling the last four pack
of beer at 11 pm. 'I really like playing
the trumpet,' he tells people who ask
why he is always playing the trumpet.