The brick sits on the master’s desk.
The master enters the classroom,
sees the brick, picks it up,
and without even looking
hurls it out of the window.
It is a warm, spring day
and luckily the window is open.
The schoolboys watch the brick
as it tumbles in slow motion
end over end through the air.
It lands with a thump in the quad
right at the feet of another master.
This second master looks around
but there’s nobody in sight.
He shrugs his shoulders,
bends down, picks up the brick,
puts it in his briefcase,
and walks away.