Academia (College Transfer Student)


By Terry Scott Niebeling



Thoughts in a whirlwind-stir,

Before we open a single book, to a single page,

We think of the transfer of a single synapse about to occur in our brains.


We think of the working world, taking a second look, at a certain class.

Conjured up ideas of being trapped; you need to work-you belong there, that’s the only path.

Close the Book.


Deep thoughts,

How we succeed and how we fail.

Entertaining the need to exist, taking on adventure, and aspiring to prevail.


Lecture, process, write, dream,

We focus on what we can change,

While we sit factoring in a grading curve, trials that will be unveiled, and a main scheme.


Pay attention to the details; knowledge is bursting at the seams.


One Comment to “Academia (College Transfer Student)”

  1. My favorite kinds of poems are the ones who flicker from one meaning to another, like little hologram chameleons whose tails slink off each time you think you’ve gotten a hold of it. This is one of those for me.

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