Lit.Org - a community for readers and writers Advanced Search

Average Rating

(0 votes)

You must login to vote

The bathroom mirror
smells like sea
when I look at it
the afternoon class.

Old dreams
rush against my knees
and drill out the sand
around my ankles
in aqueous madness.

Books wiped clean
of cereal notes,
pieces of chalk
demand pure knowledge,
but my lessons
in memories of my glistening appetite.

Wrong words garble
on the edges of the board.
One sixty eyes
the hour
a bad teacher.

Related Items


The following comments are for "The bad Teacher"
by difficulty

Difficult teachers
I enjoy reading your work. It is excellent. I thought you might put an ee or ea rhyme in your fourth stanza. I am not sure, but I think it serves this piece just as well you didn't. Looking forward to more.


( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: February 26, 2007 )

"aqueous madness"

paints an acute and unsparing psychological portrait, this, rendering the intensely private- often unconscious- inner world visible to all through skilful word choices... your poems are always a pleasure to read, you astutely describe the madness that lurks at the heart of ordinary situations and in the minds of men and women... there’s often something fractured and panicked in your pieces, and it’s that which makes them real… at least for me… very much enjoyed, thank you for this.


( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: February 26, 2007 )

bad teacher
I badly want to share my madness with a lot of people.As for this poem,I wanted to express one of my sudden attacks of happiness.Shannon and William,thanks for being there.

( Posted by: difficulty [Member] On: February 26, 2007 )

Add Your Comment

You Must be a member to post comments and ratings. If you are NOT already a member, signup now it only takes a few seconds!

All Fields are required

Commenting Guidelines:
  • All comments must be about the writing. Non-related comments will be deleted.
  • Flaming, derogatory or messages attacking other members well be deleted.
  • Adult/Sexual comments or messages will be deleted.
  • All subjects MUST be PG. No cursing in subjects.
  • All comments must follow the sites posting guidelines.
The purpose of commenting on Lit.Org is to help writers improve their writing. Please post constructive feedback to help the author improve their work.