I sit here in English class
With a tightness in the Upper part of my mouth
a Lodging of Pain that I can hardly Breath around
I'm TrYing not to cry.
You're Killing my favorite thing.
Systematically pulling a story Apart,
then Cramming it into a Box and Stamping on a grade.
I'm exhausted by the Mental tension
between the "Good Student"
who Wants to complete the Analytical assignment
and the "Creative Writer"
who is being Forced to look at Art
Through overly-focused glasses.
I want to experience the Wavy
lines of Creativity
before the Limiting lines of Logic.
this is English class,
shouldn't there be some Writing involved
Other than summaries?
Even a paragraph would be a relief.
How can a Grade be put
on someone's Interpretation of Literature?