Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Poetry Teacher’s Final Assignment
You’ve been studying poetry for fifteen weeks and now
To show me what you’ve learned
You have to write your own original poem.
Show me what you’ve learned.
Life is good
more often than it is bad.
Even though everyone is unhappy a lot of the time
in almost every life there are moments when you realize
it’s better than being
And even though death takes you away from all the parts of life that suck,
Death still sucks worse.
Life is still better.
“You’re just saying it. You have to make me feel it.”
He painted it on a rock and threw it through my window.
He was aiming for my head.