Perfect Enunciation

Classrooms are for slumber
Didn’t always think so.
Did you?
Before you met the tenured professor?

I didn’t.
But now
I sit. A professor speaks
Slowly
About
Something
Slowly
Something
And now I’ve lost track.

All words are precise
Precisely spoken
Enunciated
Each syllable
One
After
The
Other
Oh. So. Slowly.

We sleep, try not to snore.
Well-rested, we watch
the clock.
Class is almost over.

At last.