That towheaded boy sat
In his overalls
There in a circle

With the others
Reading from a primer
And the others

Would raise their hands
And get up from their
Little chairs there

In that circle
And go to the teacher
And point at a word

And the teacher
Would quietly
Say the word

And the others
Would go back
To their chairs

Then and continue
And that towheaded
Boy watched and read

And went back and started
At the beginning
Of the lesson and read

And finally raised his hand
Like the others and the teacher
Looked at him and almost smiled

And then nodded and he went
To her and pointed at window

And she quietly said, Window

And he said, Yes, Ma’am
And went back to his chair
In the circle with the others.