They named me after a ‘turbulent troublemaker’
I am more than steaming knowledge encased in red bricks
With a pulsing heart where you slid down white hills
Arms raised in jubilation
Unfettered, while drafting our destiny
Slurping life while strolling down our throated halls
Just turn away, blighted now… devalued and empty,
but … for the public good & floating figures
My life-blood now drained, staring crowded out yellow windows
On our way to obscurity … all for the public good
Now shuttered, neglected, abandoned
Ah, but soon to be resurrected as a privately packaged paradise
all for the public good … and floating figures
While number crunches wink and shake hands
Where are the Mayday heroes?
Now retired, Stephen Andolfo taught at Gorton Junior High School. Hearings on closing the school will be held May 2 and 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Vets High School.