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Bartleby's my Brother
by Regina Jeffers

Inside a hotel home we sleep.                            I prefer not to.
The last job said, "We'll set you free."
I read and see my young son weep.
  
What will a school help you to reap?
What is the use of this degree?
Inside a hotel home we sleep.                            I prefer not to.
  
The training was not terse or cheap.
We eat dry toast - drink weakened tea.
I read and see my young son weep.
  
Why did I leaf assiduously?
Fleeced greens with my identity
Inside a hotel home we sleep.                            I prefer not to.
  
Treated like a street crazied creep
Detained - Restrained - they lecture me
I read and see my young son weep.
  
My mother eased me with her peep.
"Educated fool," she titled me.
Inside a hotel home we sleep.                            I prefer not to.
I read and see my young son weep.



About the author:
I am a middle school special education teacher. I have taught for eight years. I like word play. I enjoy medieval literature but I also enjoy creative writing - all aspects - film, poetry, short story, novel, and play. I am starting to appreciate Victorian literature.



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