“Limerick from an alumna”
A junior tells me he feels a connection
From me he faces no rejection
So I observe him again
I assist him yak
Within the morning I go away SNU part.
“Homecoming poem from Rupi Kaur”
you advised me you’ll
by no means change
however when i
take a look at you
i can solely see
each factor i’m lacking
“Haiku on graduating”
The diploma results change.
Simply watch an alum:
A frat boy is a frat man.
“Shakespearean Sonnet: Alumni night time at Shooters”
He’s a brand new alumnus from final 12 months
Seeking to go to Shooters this weekend.
However in his coronary heart he’s stuffed with actual worry—
It’s been months since he final spoke to his buddy.
She’s a brand new grad positioned at Goldman Sachs.
Together with her school associates she misplaced contact
Ultimately she’s going to face the info—
Going to Homecoming received’t carry them again.
He goes to Shooters and dances away.
She goes to Shooters and searches for him.
He sees her and doesn’t know what to say.
Then she sees him and goes out on a limb.
A hug on the dance ground with a whisper—
“Do you miss Duke? I miss the way in which issues had been.”
“Cinquain: Alumni Weekend Traces”
She friends at it.
Behind the glass a sigh—
Forty alumni stand in line.
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“Dr. Seuss: The Locations You Went”
Final 12 months was your 12 months.
You had been off to Nice Locations!
You had been off and away!
You had a diploma in your hand
And a cap in your head.
You utilized to Huge Three
However went boutique as an alternative.
You’re by yourself. And you understand what you understand:
Your public coverage diploma limits the place you may go.
You’ll search for and down the campus. Look again at it with care;
For some, they’ll say, “I didn’t select to go there.”
Along with your resume filled with Duke and your LinkedIn filled with sh**,
The “actual world” is definitely worse than you admit.
You thought you’ll discover
A road to go down.
In that case after all,
You’d head straight out of city.
However now you’re again
Lacking your lessons
Gazing on the Chapel
Gazing at Duke’s grasses.
Oh! The locations you went!
I, Monday Monday,
Carried out these at Open Mic.
It didn’t go properly.