V. L. S.

I've been working on this poem for years but have never been able to finish it. Here are the first two stanzas.




One of my students

Is a vulgar little shit

At least that’s how my uncle,

Gary Nichols,

Would have described him


Gary was a teacher

Feeding English to the unwashed masses

Including the lowly holy

Of East Texas

So yeah, he was an expert



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