All Things Are Like Schools (Written June 22)

All Things Are Like Schools

 

And all things are like schools

In which I am imprisoned,

Barred from leaving

 

Until I finish the assignment.

But I’ve neglected to attend

Any of the classes

 

And so I don’t even know

What the assignment is.

The final exam is scheduled

 

For next week, and I am

Completely unprepared.

I have no idea

 

What the teacher has been

Teaching. How long

Have I been going to school,

 

Trying to get my degree?

For years. Perhaps it’s time

To give it all up.

 

I’m getting old now,

And I don’t have to continue

To put myself through this.

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