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November 27, 2023
"Mes de los Muertos"

Mz Mandelstan

By Wayne F. Burke

Mz Mandelstan

Jane the professor who
looks like a refugee from the
60's, long frizzy hair, hippy garb, granny glasses
late to class
as usual
hugging a thick book,
ready for another class of
"Mandelstan says ..."
I am a little sick of Mandelstan
and what Jane says he says ...
For my end of semester paper I chose a poetess
who writes poems about working-class life
but discover
she never worked a day
she made it all up
I did not know you could do that, or
why anyone would:
maybe I did need more Mandelstan
or else more
something ...

Article © Wayne F. Burke. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-03-29
Image(s) are public domain.
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