Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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She’s an immature sophomore, broad of beam, heavy, with flaming red hair, and a round, pale face. When she takes my class, she’s hurting badly: often as she walks through the quad, kids throw food at her; they call her Whale and Porker. Finally she announces she’s quitting school. I don’t belong here. Everyone puts me down! she wails. Go on independent study, I advise. You can take time off […]

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