Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Poem by K.J. Hannah Greenberg

Munchkins in Braids: A High School Perspective


Munchkins in braids, also Kotex,

Fight over comic books, boys, nail lacquer,

Complain that squared cereal, garbage duty,

Bus fare prices rot, spin their fair heads.

Usually, while asking for money, such girls,

Forego studies of ancient ossuaries,

Compete for places in track and field,

Get crowned Homecoming Queen.

After all, adolescent excrescences, those emotional

Outgrowths of peer pressure, iffy grades, acne,

Coruscate alongside lockers, by cafeteria trays,

As well as in the midst of biology labs.

Kamuros nearly to a one, such frenetic sorts,

Who skite on algebra, succeed, nonetheless, in acquiring

Sports heroes, student body presidents, transfer students;

All become their minions. Some gals’ métier is popularity.
KJ Hannah Greenberg, a two time Pushcart Prize Nominee, one time Best of the Net Nominee, and an actual National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar, gave up all manners of academic hoopla to raise children.  Currently, she flies the galaxy in search of gelatinous monsters and assistant bank managers.

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