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Monday, May 04, 2009


by Scot Siegel

Due to the budget shortfall
(which is projected to continue
well into the next biennium,
and beyond…)

They’ve retired all the used books
(and our favorite senior teachers)
Replaced them with new myths
(no one is learning)

There’s no time left for knowledge
in the information age

Scot Siegel is a poet and land use planner from Oregon, where he serves on the board of trustees for the Friends of William Stafford. He is the author of Some Weather (Plain View Press, 2008), and Untitled Country, a chapbook due out from Pudding House Publications in 2009.