I used to be suspicious
A very new teacher me thing
If something went missing
It was automatically students taking.
Now of this I did have cause
For in one of my first few weeks
Some very expensive Magnets
May have walked down to the creek.
Alas, they were actually stolen
From my Year 8 Science class
So from that point I thought
Always of students taking.
It took me many months
Of losing personal equipment
To realise that inevitably
I’d lost the stuff to my baggage compartments.
I no longer jump to conclusions
And it pains me to see this in others
As sometimes what we think has happened
Is quite simply an illusion.