Letter 3

HEADTEACHER

Dear Miss,

It’s been a week since I last wrote, I haven’t heard a thing

I’ve been checking every day, by that space behind your bin

Are you ignoring me, Miss? Do you know that I exist?

I thought you cared about your pupils, this is taking the…


No I’m not upset that you’re no different to the rest,

I’m just disappointed, ‘cause I’m becoming obsessed

You have a way of making people feel like nothing else matters,

Like I can get through any problem, I can fight all my battles


You’ll be proud of me, Miss, ‘cause I’ve been reading more plays

I was inspired by your lessons so I’ve been spending my days

Reading Shakespeare, I like the way he thinks

I started comparing characters and making links


I’ve noticed certain similarities with another couple

A fella called Othello seems to like getting in trouble

He’s jealous and self-conscious, which are traits that we share

Desdemona gave up everything so they could be a pair


BUSKER

(Overlapping)

It’s OK to be scared

We can pretend to be strangers

Live life on the edge

Love me for my dangers


HEADTEACHER

Like us, there’s an age gap but they were not ashamed

I guess that times are different now, and you would get the blame

They kept their love a secret, we could keep it on a need to know

Meet up after hours, when the cleaners have all gone home


BUSKER

(Overlapping)

It’s OK to be scared

We can pretend to be strangers

Live life on the edge

Love me for my dangers


HEADTEACHER

Don’t ask me how it ends, I haven’t got that far

I’m sure that they are happy and our life will imitate art

Don’t question my intentions or put me to the test

We all know that men in rage strike those that wish them best


I’m speaking your language now, does that turn you on?

Just let me in and I can make those bad thoughts gone

You can trust me, I won’t show anyone what you send

Just be honest and I promise that I won’t take offence


You should be careful how this plays out, ‘cause I’m just assuming

that you have your weaknesses too, you’re only human

I don’t like to make threats but I will find a way through this

It’s every man for himself, when a soldier is wounded


BUSKER

It’s OK to be scared

We can pretend to be strangers

Live life on the edge

Love me for my dangers