What is this world?
A place where a test dictates all
where if you can read fast
you can live at ease
and all your schooling is paid in full
but am I given that luxury
I can recite kinetic theory,
know the rules of grammar,
know the 4th and 5th derivative of y=x7 +e2x ?
because I can't read fast
I'm not smart enough
because I can't finish your test in the allotted time
My score wasn't good enough
I didn't get the good scholarships
I feel belittled because my score was low
I'm just as intelligent as the rest
maybe even more
but do they care?
because I can't read fast.