Poem | “America is Failing Our Students”

Lissywrites/ July 6, 2020/ Original Work, Poems/ 0 comments

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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About lissywrites

As an avid writer and poet, Alyssa Hubbard explores the earthly and spectral talismans that carry us from life to death and back again through her work. As the darkness within makes its way from pen to paper, she finds room for more joyous activities, such as sampling new ice cream flavors, singing in public, and geeking out over the latest anime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, works in Digital Marketing, and has been writing (professionally) for 8 years. Her work has been featured in literary journals and magazines such as Adanna, The Coffin Bell, and many others.

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