SU

An alternate version of the poem “Union”.
For those I spent time with at the IOE.

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Our time dims twilight as our course draws to a close.

We forecasted a spring never-ending, sharing in optimistic lies, wishing on an unlikely future forever together.

Though together we have blossomed into a family.

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The University of

Read wide and vast,
adventure and explore,

speaking slow
though thoughts move fast.

 

Drink red wine
and tequila too,

sitting with minds intertwined,
allowing peace’s pass.

 

Debate the world flaws
shimmer in ideal’s gleam,

reconstructing this world
as if in an idealist’s dream.

 

Fail
and succeed,

recieve an education,
not a degree.

15:04

My eyes finally prized open.
The judgmental clock face
shows me pm, and half a day
unconscious departed.

The morning now purely theoretical,
the sun half way passed,
before I’ve spoken my first word,
or taken my morning coffee

As a newborn, blanketed in last night’s haven
I stroll,
through the social threads
of this already passed morning.

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PhD

He’s accomplished nothing,
his life a watered downs success,
a “skidder” was it?
His hands filled and emptied
in times unrelenting passing.

The smartest man in the room
-the pin his satin lapel sports.
A cut glass vernacular
affected by a crude Kingstonian drawl.

He amongst his Muji décor,
pours Oolong tea in a sole cup.
His community an artificial complex
continuing his saga of solitary emancipation.

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