“America is Failing Our Students,” a Poem

Originally published (April 28, 2015) by Marr’s Field Journal.


Ocean like an ink well, drop drop drop as the people as the people like pens across a page. Dotting “i”s crossing “t”s, dotting eyes, dotting eyes, dotting eyes as pupils listening to teacher speak. Teacher speak, teacher speak, teacher speaking to empty schools of fish. Blue gill, dace, flat bill hats covering face. Swimming swimming swimming like a fish fading into ink, flowing from a fountain, from a fountain, from a fountain pen onto a page.

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