Friday, February 08, 2013

Unexpected hazards of student poetry contest

Papercuts
Walking across the Broadway Bridge in the rain
Discovering that there are fifty ways to spell the name Kylie
Finding out that kids lead hard lives
Hand cramps
Autocompletion screwing up the names of students
Staying up too late reading poems
Minor injuries from removing staples
Heartbreak
Falling in love with a 7th grade English teacher whose students sent me TWO sestinas
Learning that angry looks like a baboon's butt
Being consumed with jealousy when you read a perfect line... written by a 3rd grader
Remembering why you don't like to remember being in grade school
Nightmares about piles of manila envelopes
Laughing hard enough to hurt
Having people think you're weird. Oh, wait.

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1 comment:

jeremy said...

It comes surprising. Good thing you can handle it.



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