There is a theory
that the word “testify,” or “testimony,”
comes from the ancient Roman practice
of swearing oaths on one’s testicles,
explaining why in today’s courtrooms
the judge has a hammer.
Similarly, the saying,
“lightning never strikes the same place twice”
is of Greek origin;
reportedly, what Zeus told one-night stands
in the morning.
some of your parents have voiced concern
that I should be teaching material
more relatable to you kindergartners,
but that doesn’t mean we can’t challenge ourselves
or enjoy good literature,
so bearing that in mind, let’s all gather around
turn down the lights
and read more passages from Lolita.
To those of you who had no idea what Lolita was going into this,
and had to look it up, I’m so very sorry.
To those of you who are familiar with Nabokov,
please ensure I never become an English teacher
and tell your friends about Poet Robot.