Inside Total Turmoil


well, it’s closed


the school is closed

and will not reopen


another one dies,

so what


capitalism’s cost


risk in investment,

hoped-for profit

returned plus


much, much more


except currency

was learning and

has now been



fortunes expended


for the price of



were wrong

things misdirected

done? most likely—

but that is


nothing to do

with me or mine,


whose goodness

is now out of

pocket, too


I trust only from a

flattened place


learners will see

new direction:


fair winds, then, all

whose needs must



cool water on

another side, all

who thirst




(the school where I taught has closed—anyone knowing of a job for a used English teacher or

religious educator, well, maybe you could please let me know)