he wonders what could happen.
Could a car depart from his driveway
with happiness bursting inside it?
Could the trees beside the road
stand extra straight
as he passes on the way to school?
Could the door to his classroom
decide to open by itself?
Could the students’ ideas
dance in the center of the classroom?
Could his lunch
leave him feeling like a king?
Could his last class
carry him away on wings?