Back to School

A Haiku or Two, for Going Back to School

September  5, 2014

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Marian

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Nilla wafers are
Superior to all snacks
It's a proven fact. 

Sarah

10:30 AM,
Time for lunch. The whole place smelled
Like ripened string cheese.

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Sarah Jampel

Written by: Sarah Jampel

A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.

13 Comments

Lindsay-Jean H. September 8, 2014
a new "backpacket"
i can't bear to correct her
fleeting language quirks
 
sheri September 6, 2014
thumb sucking daughter
it's time to rise and shine, boo
you're growing too fast
 
Tucker &. September 5, 2014
Indian summer
In the moment deja vu
When is winter break?
 
Will G. September 5, 2014
Lucky Charms stashed in
Plastic bag. Thank God for my
Zip-off cargo pants
 
Emi B. September 5, 2014
Back-to-school shopping
Meant new Lisa Frank folders
And scented markers.
 
Emi B. September 5, 2014
I would take the tests
And rewrite all the essays
To do it again.
 
Sarah M. September 5, 2014
School started this week?
School started four weeks ago.
Welcome to med school
 
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Sarah J. September 5, 2014
Remember college?
Feels like many years ago.
We are getting old.
 
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Sarah J. September 5, 2014
That was a sad one.
Here's something to cheer you up:
Power of the pause.
 
aargersi September 5, 2014
UT years a blur
I feel bad about my neck
The next phase of old

:-)
 
Sarah M. September 5, 2014
One room, two Sarahs
Three years we lived together
When can we again??
 
Catherine L. September 5, 2014
Sad sad sad sad sad
Sad sad sad sad sad sad sad
New pencils. Happy.
 
Sasha (. September 5, 2014
Catherine - I love your poem! That last line made me laugh out loud.