Dear Bursar, Provost, College Loan Collector,
I’m writing you on behalf of my mother
she’s a Dean’s List B.A. in education
but she can’t keep the children quiet
works part time at a college library
and part time at Wal-Mart
imagine your husband leaves you
with four kids on welfare
so you decide to go to school
imagine he leaves you for a stay
at the mental hospital and then again
for a suicidal patient he met there
imagine she has the world’s largest ass
and bright red hair; please, tell Greenspan
the bankruptcy laws are unfair

Dawn Tefft | Mudlark No. 29
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