Friday, January 14, 2011

Schedule Due -- Poetry 2011

Temper tantrum aside, she sank into a
bleak mind set matching low ceiling clouds.
Hard to think of summer classes in darkness…
class proposals were due… what to think?
Considering winter term’s high cancellations,
she dragged herself protesting to set up more.
The half empty side said
Why bother…
The half full side said
Why not…
Indeterminate income – a rolling poverty –
Too much work for too little pay between
preparation of samples and handouts.
Flipping the calendar pages, she counted out
eight week blocks – there were no other options
but to offer twice as many classes as she
could possible teach each semester...
to survive, she must work till she dropped.


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