Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Poem by Maureen Kingston

sym-bi-otico: a notorious liberal bastion prepares for the fall semester
(when god closes a door he opens a window)
beverage trucks back up to the student union
(is it coke or pepsi school?)
bookstore clerks stockpile knapsacks
(discover-visa-mastercard inserts inserted)
rope lines are staked for the frosh free phone pick-up
(unlimited data mining access)
all-faculty memos flutter in mailboxes
(re: the budget: no travel money this year
unless you’re attending a conference
that teaches you how to raise money)
old signs are taken down / new ones put up
(English Department / Humanities /
Language Arts / Mass Communications /
Business School)
Maureen Kingston is an assistant editor at The Centrifugal Eye. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Camel Saloon, Dead Snakes, Gone Lawn, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Red River Review, Rufous City Review, Stone Highway Review,, and Wild Orphan.

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