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End of Semester Haiku
May 6, 2010 - 9:42pm

End of Semester Haiku

beautiful weather
cranky students and teachers
exam week is coming!

breakfasts and dinners
celebrate great and good things
every frickin' day

Surprise departures
resignations out of blue
like mushrooms in spring

students transfer to
amazing places, stop for
thanks, smiles abound

profs in grading jail
the one part of teaching that
I really don't miss

temper tantrums fly
yet are mercifully brief
who has energy?

papers on desk seem
to achieve self awareness
I name pile "Skippy"

search committees try
to wrap it up before June
so, good luck with that

amazed at colleagues
miracles on a shoestring
take a bow, people


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