Wednesday, September 3, 2008

tissue of exploitation

i feel exploited. mornings, i take aspirins
to alleviate my feelings of exploitation,
but some days the feelings don't go away.
at first i thought the ennui was an allergic reaction
to my cat. then it got worse when i looked
at the stack of papers and added up the total
reading load for the term. albuterol sulphate.
atavan. aspirin. i've learned a lot of pharmacology
since i started this program. sudafed is good
for that clogged feeling you get when one of your
dozens of students says, "You don't give enough
feedback," and you don't have a tissue on hand.
but you have to sign for that stuff and you feel
like a criminal even if you just have a stuffy nose.