"I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!" She sat across the desk from me, squirming. It was stifling, My suite runs hot but most days it is bearable. This student has turned in nothing, rarely comes to class. When she does, her eyes bore into me with a disdain born long before either of us. She doesn't trust anything I say. She can't respect my station, the words come out of these lips, this face. My breathing is an affront. It's me, she says. I never was this student's professor- her immediate reaction seeing me at the smart board. But I have a calling to complete & she has to finish college, return to a town where she doesn't have to look at, listen to or respect anyone like me-forever tall, large & brown in her dagger eyes, though it's clear she looks down on me. She can return-if not to her hometown, another enclave, so many others, where she can brush a dog's golden coat, be vegan & call herself a good person.
The Benefits Of Exercise All my life I've been extra large, plus I'm known as a very large fellow. I would easily pass as a school district bus If somebody pained me yellow. "No secret to losing weight," I've been told. "Just cut the fat from your diet." "Get up and about even if it's cold." Once again, I decided to try it. But jogging was something senseless to me, And riding a bike seemed insane. Joining a gym involved a large fee, And lifting weights was a pain. So for exercise I choose horse back riding. It's fun and easier than it sounds. It's a very effective form of dieting 'Cause my horse lost forty pounds.
The Glass Eye The joke was very funny She laughed a lot of tears When suddenly her eye fell out And landed in her beer She fished around with her pudding spoon But it just stared back Through the beery gloom She tired again with her fountain pen but she only saw it Now and then What to do She tried to decide Pondered and pondered Sighed and sighed In a fit of madness She downed her drink Swallowed her eye With not even a blink She rang her doctor In a fit of remorse Who simply advised her "Let nature take its course" I believe she's still waiting It's playing hide and seek So she's had to buy another eye To see her through the week
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