Dear Teacher

Alison Kough


Dear Teacher:
You really
want me to submit
my work??
Don’t you know
how nervous
but excited…
and I’ll wait
and while I wait
I’ll daydream
And my daydreams
are about
me winning
and somehow
will see
this tiny poem
in this tiny
and this someone
will think
I’m the best poet
and I’ll be rich
and famous.
But –
daydreams only
and just because –
I don’t want
to be published,
this is my sublission.

Euphemism Campus Box 4240 Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4240