Markings on the calender
signs of a madman.
Times and release dates
lessons and birthdays.
Brunch on Thursday
Work at 4:00.
Once a week
ever neat
crossed out on the page
next year’s a leap year.
Pens in a planner
planner in a backpack
backpack on the wall
ready for August.
By myself
coffee on a Monday.
Keys on a carabiner
turn down the Billy Joel
and give me 2 seconds.
Beat up Vans in the backseat
the canvas is falling off
worn to the bones
but never put to rest.
Romanticize academia because you have to
you won’t survive if you don’t.