Solid, Liquid, Gas: Flexible as Water
by Prof. Juan Soto-Franco
Before the pandemic and during the crisis,
Being flexible as water resembles an oasis.
Students enjoy it when professors extend
Deadlines of assignments for the weekend.
They also show their bona fide gratitude,
When in the middle of this ironic solitude,
Professors divide their office hour in two
To dissolve stress and check what is due.
By being flexible, we can be as solid as ice
Without taking away the fun of being nice.
As liquid, we aid students rinse their sorrow.
We spray hopeful gas of a better tomorrow.
What matters, like the states of the matter,
Is to be flexible so students climb the ladder
With our assistance and become successful
In a world that has become more stressful.