1. Education
down
by Jesse Glass

down
it came

down
from

the
autumn

sky

down
it came

down

& every-
one

rose

& wept
in the

city

(my
city)

& some
were
fly-
ing

& some
were
fall-
ing

& some
were
run-
ning

& some
were
burn-
ing

where
were

you
listen-
ing

watch-
ing

then?

in the
shat-
tered
earth?

in the
broken
air?

in the
oily
fire?

in the
tainted
sea?

where
were
you

listen-
ing

watch-
ing

then

when
every-
one

rose

& lookt
at the
sky

lookt
at the
sky

where
they
stood

in my
city

&
wept
?

©2001, Jesse Glass


Jesse Glass is an American poet who lives in Japan. He is the publisher of Ahadada Books, and a professor of literature and history at Meikai (Bright Sea) University in Chiba, Japan. His poems are online in many places, including BeeHive, Ubuweb and PennSound.

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