Gradual Molding

“Gradual Molding”

–Amy Engle


National Poetry Writing Month 2018 Poem #5


I can’t believe you’re asking me that!

When are you going to use these skills?

Now I’d love to stop the whole lesson

And go over all the adult applications

Of what we’re currently working on.

But I know you’re just being difficult

In order to waste valuable class time.

So why don’t you come and see me

At lunch and we’ll have a meeting

To discuss how this knowledge will

Greatly benefit your distant future?

Oh? You say you’re busy at lunch?

That’s rather inconvenient .

But at this point, that’s not negotiable.

We’ll see how much enlightenment

I can bestow upon you during one

Meeting and then determine if other

Subsequent lunches are necessary.