Academic Defeat

Defeat tastes like
ignored revision suggestions
forgotten citations
and bitter regret.

Like cloying yellow chalk that
clings to the tips
of weary arthritic fingers.

Like a musty, sweet red
wine that could breathe
forever and
still be undrinkable.

Like rotten chicken
left too long in the
teacher’s lounge sink.

Four more rough drafts to go.

Why did I assign that research paper again?

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