suddenly i’m older
on campus still at five
wisdom is not given
based on your years alive

i never did grow up
or maybe i will yet
seems like a full-time job
is what big people get

soon i’ll find employment
shouldn’t i find a wife?
quarter-past already
is my one earthly life

don’t feel grown up the way
i had expected to
at this age i should have
at least a general clue

this school’s a lot bigger
i know the way around
but memorizing streets
can’t mean adulthood’s found

nowadays to get home
i cross poplar and main
though it’s rare that things change,
they sure don’t stay the same

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