From the collection Look Winter in the Face, 2015.
Crowned Head Firmly Attached to Its Neck
Pages turn the paper rustles
The textbook preens itself
knowing its value and arrogant with it
Just to touch the pages may make a difference
though that theory is not proven.
The textbook does not
discourage the idea
its high price in the bookstore
lends credibility. Everyone
is persuaded none dare to speak against
what the textbook says.