Friday, September 28, 2007

Academic Haiku Friday! "Under the Skin."

Under the skin already.
Like a tick,
or perhaps an extraordinarily
invasive case of scabies.

Yes, you are a good student,
ask interesting questions,
have actually done
the assignments,
participate in the void silence
of' class discussions.

Yes, I made the mistake
of positive reinforcement.
Somehow you have decided
that I have something profound to teach you.

Ok, I'm flattered,
but that DOES NOT MEAN
you can stake out my office,
invite yourself to my lunch table,
forward me stupid-cute emails
that will damn me to hell
if I don't send them to seven more people

and it absolutely, certainly,
that you can follow me to the bathroom
and continue a conversation through the door.