The Science Teacher Carrying a Basket into the Hotel
Why would that man
whose badge says he’s a science teacher
be carrying that basket into the hotel?
Perhaps he’s presenting
at the convention down the hall
and is using the wicker
to carry in a Bunsen Burner
with flasks and chemicals
and a periodic table of the elements?
What’s in that basket, anyway?
Should Security be called
to check inside
to be sure it’s safe
that he brings that basket in here?
But wait; maybe he’s a vegetarian and
is just using the basket
to carry in his meatless lunch.