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Shortly before I turned 5 years of age,
I took a test in a small office.
The school year hadn't started just yet,
And being the naive child which I was,
I assumed the test to be an entrance exam,
Because I didn't know how
Most kindergartens don't have those.
I remember being asked a bunch of questions;
I remember being told to draw a square;
I remember being frustrated
Because drawing a perfect square
Proved to be rather difficult.
Some time after this, my mother
Drove my sister and me to an office building.
She told us to play in the waiting room,
And like we always did, I played alone
While my sister tried futilely
To get my attention.
I didn't know how this
Was not how most children played;
I didn't know how there was a doctor
Watching me and taking down notes.
We returned to the building at some point.
I had turned 5;
I had started kindergarten.
I was sent into a back room
Where a woman gave me another test.
I was shown pictures of people;
I was told word salad;
I was asked to figu