back again

here i go

maybe it’s the last time

last season i’ll spend

sitting in cold and hot


trudging through unplowed

parking lots

writing essays

inhaling textbooks

living on coffee and coca-cola

filing facts away

for later perusal

but what comes at the end?


cap and gown

triumphant march

down the hill

college has owned

five years of my


what will i do

when it’s over?