it is no longer about the numbers you can, try to, and will attain.
it is, and was always, the knowledge and skills on which you build your fortress of self.
at the end of the day, that, is the true ticket to leaving high school behind.
if not for that, then one will never truly leave, truly ‘graduate’.
it is an obstacle one must overcome,
a fact of life one must face
and one must
of hard work.