5 minutes less. He kept glancing at the motionless clock on the wall. Waiting for the day to end so he could run away into the cover of darkness. He wanted to feel the grass under his shoes. Smell the wet dirt. The smell of freedom.
Yet he was caught between 4 whitewashed walls. The halogen lightbulbs flickered above him as he ran out of his mind. The lecture kept going, and the blabbering in the room became background noise. White background noise. He wanted to run away. No, he HAD to run away. He was gone. Unfazed by the stares that suddenly increased towards his figure. For once in a very long time, he didn’t care if he was the center of attention.
He was out of it. In the woods, free from just another one of society’s stupid rules. Why need a diploma to be successful? What about people who couldn’t afford such an education? Shouldn’t they also be allowed to be important, to leave their mark in this god forsaken world?
Society sucked as far he was concerned. So many double standards, so many catch 22s, so incoherent. So useless. So unnecessarily necessary. He had run away from it. At least in his mind. He was far gone. He was running in the wilderness.