Teacher greetings;
delivered by toe tag.

Students sit in odd rows;
hushed heads of melon bloat.

One holds his hello behind himself;
it presents as air cannon.
He cannot take it back.

Most swirl around and smile;
susurrate like pattypan squash.

Some of you potato guns
use your quick-and-skinny hurt-and-stun.

Rat-a-tat! Rat-a-tat-tat!