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It is the definition of self.
The defining moment
When you screech the chalk against the blackboard.
Everyone cringes
And the chalk breaks.

They give you the treacle
About being a good sport.
Blending in.
Not going against the grain.
Staying within the lines.

You get up slowly
After retrieving the pieces.
Everyone's gone.
You face the blackboard
And eye what you've done.