Morning Train

I before E except after C or sounding like A as in neighbor and weigh?  That’s just weird.  And why is it the past tense of teach is taught when the past tense of preach is not praught?  I knew a kid whose last name was Praught.  He used to wear green pants and was overweight,  I remember he came to my house for dinner once and all he ate was salad.  He liked those Eagle Force action figures that were small and made of die-cast metal and were probably made to compete with GI Joe.  Bird chirping outside the window. Sky is achingly blue.  Spring is coming.