Week of 2/16/18-2/22/18

Ode to Studying

By. Rachel Rummel

(one more semester)
of a furious study session
(one more chapter)
during a coffee shop interlude;
(one more day)
i never looked up

the big dreams: they live
(one more task)
buried under the weight
(one more cup)
of a wilting paper stack
(one more hour)
at a nail-biting sonata;
(one more page)
i never looked down

this burning drive i stifle
(one more problem)
stays a pilot light
(one more pill)
my universe is fluoresced
(one more list)
by the glow of a screen;
(one more section)
i never looked away.