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
someway
someone
will see
this tiny poem
in this tiny
publication
and this someone
will think
I’m the best poet
ever
and I’ll be rich
and famous.
But –
daydreams only
and just because –
I don’t want
to be published,
this is my sublission.

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