“Pandemic” Free Verse by Morgan Neumarker

Morgan Neumarker

We were the class of guinea pigs

Between state testing changes, 

Graduation credit adjustments

New technology. 

We were the test dummies 

A generation of advancement

Worked hard to get through the modifications

Without recognition.

Excited to finally be in our senior year

Making our last memories 

With the people who’ve been through everything with us

For twelve years. 

We made it. Finally. 

Ready for prom, graduation, our last finals

Unaware the last 3 months would be stolen from us

Unaware that we’d already had our last day of school

Unable to say goodbye to teachers,


Peers that we will never see again.

We were the class of change

And the class deprived of a normal senior year