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Annora Gollop

Fugacity 05
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Homework


1. Homework

Finish my homework
I am my homework
I fell through the air
when I was 8
propelled by the seat
Of a seesaw
up through the air
and then I fell
on the other end
with my face
onto my brand new
front teeth
and broke out
a big V
buck they were
and bucker still
after that
they've been straightened up
and capped a few times
but a job like
pretending you still have
your two front teeth
is never finished.
Homework.


2. Home/work

I liked staying
home from school
which I hated
but I think my mistake
was that this
is a negative equation
not school because not like
not like therefore not go.

I should have found something
I wanted to do instead
instead of staying in bed
it set up a rather
unfortunate opposition
home/work.


3. Home work

Home work is when
you stay and make
a home even when
your nomad genes
are raging at you
that there is a
road somewhere that
crests a hill
and then leads down
into a place
where everyone
loves you.
And the task is
not being led
so quickly astray
by days dreamed
in the night
and staying here
to make home work

 


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Last updated 25 April, 2005