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I hear they

turned the temple into a marketplace,

a thriving side economy during

troubled times,

and Mr. College the Holy

broke up that back-of-the-classroom craps



Didn’t He invent the dice for them?


In this place,

you’ve gotta keep occupied,

alive ’til graduation,


that takes,

forget about a heavenly

higher education,

forget about

the boy whose daddy secured him this job,

the boy who claims tomorrow is today.

Brian McGackin

‪Poet Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY and DEATH IN THE RICK. He lives in Los Angeles and drinks a lot of Guinness.‬

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