52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Monday, January 11, 2010

S.P. Poem #1: An Illuminating Exchange

The student said to the professor

in his office, I take this seriously,

just so you know. You take what

seriously? Poetry, the student said.

Don’t do that, said the professor.

There was a squirrel on a tree

outside the window gnawing on

something small and dead. Really,

the professor said. I’m not joking.

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