Assembling links and mimicking poetry

by Mr. Sheehy

Beyond these scattered papers and intimidating due dates

I find strange things to do

during finals week.

Investigating the oral tradition in poetry

and the role of media in communicating a poem

has proved intriguing.

So have search engines,

which lead me to the depths of the National Archives, powered by Clusty

and the discovery of a document “signed” by Sioux tribal leaders

with a simple column of x’s.

Oh, I was working then,

albeit in another browser’s tab,

on creating a research project — one steeped in works cited

rehearsal and resource evaluation.

Eventually I’ll have to grade those, but for now

I’ll head to the office next door, where my colleagues,

who are primarily mothers,

have assembled a feast upon the table.

Thanks for reading.