Life Jacket Anyone?

Life Jacket Anyone?



Rouge cheeks and

bright eyes over the

same loose-fitting hippy dress

and gray T-shirt, so

I wonder

how her family affords

tuition and guess

she works and studies, uses

make-up to try to

cover exhaustion.

Straight As, and

a team player, she makes

new friends: most do not.  Once she

sat in on a class long

enough to

see it was too hard.  She said

she would be back, so

here she is, striving not to

be known as best but

happy anyway.

Too many

students never get involved;

they waltz through

classes as if their

looks or family

name should be

enough to score a grade, as

if Chonnam

were Harvard: then comes

this fresh real learner.

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