Wednesday, January 22, 2020

They tell us we have options innumerable

An unseen multiple choice test, and even

Better - we do the grading. We set the rubric.

But some choices are traps and each time

You fall into that net it seems the options recede.


Pay attention to those without alternative

They tell us it is our duty to protect them but

In our own hole of options we struggle to help.

We reach out to offer aid, trying not to let our own

Descent reveal itself to those we see as weak.


We grasped our branch in this choose-your-own

-adventure and this book staples the pages

As you flip past them. No going back because

Even if the multiple choice test cannot be seen

It’s still timed and the clock fell into the gap

Very much visible, and very much ticking.