Sister Beatrice lets the girls play
Bible Bingo, while the sixth-grade
boys beat chalk behind the school—
punishment for playing a bathroom
game called “Piss & Kick.” Whoever
peed fastest earned the right to kick
the ass of any boy still at his urinal.
Some boys spun around, peckers out,
while the rest laughed and screamed
and got our crotches mashed against
porcelain. God, we must have stank.
The sisters brought us to confession
and told our parents. They revoked
our bathroom privileges for the rest
of the year—lunch and recess, we sat
in metal chairs facing the cafeteria.
Now a boy pounds erasers in my face
and asks: “Do you even masturbate?”
The sisters didn’t care who was kicker
or who was kicked, but you can guess.