For some reason Michael is tying his shoe and zipping up his jacket with his eyes closed. Sadly I think he is doing this only so that he will be startled when Martha sneaks up behind him because as everyone knows, when you close your eyes, not only does it keep you from seeing anything but it also keeps you from hearing anything.
Now, if this is the follow-up to yesterday’s scene in PE, then Michael would be putting his street clothes back on. Wouldn’t this locker be in the boy’s locker room for the gym? No wonder Michael is startled when he sees Martha there.
“…when I understand it, I’ll fight it.” Oh Michael, that is pretty much the same thing as saying, “I’ll never fight it.”