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

spent

 

fortunes expended

 

for the price of

anticipation

 

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

journey

 

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)

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