Teacher’s Note

My teacher wrote a note to me
And paper clipped it to my test.
She said that I had done good work
That it had been my very best.

She said my grammar had been good
And all my spelling had been right.
She said that she would tell my folks
And planned to meet with them tonight.

Maybe she had just forgotten
The snake in her top desk drawer
And the “Teacher’s Out to Lunch” sign
That I had hung outside her door.

I guess that she has forgiven
The little sign that said “Kick Me”.
And she must have thought it funny,
The thing I did with that dead bee.

I began to really like her
And think that maybe she was cool
Then I read the note on back
Where she had written, “April Fool!”