From Versions of North. Published in 2011 by Caitlin Press.
“You run on ahead?—Do you do so as a herdsman? Or as an exception? A third possibility would be as a deserter… First question of conscience.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols a place where all are neither ﬁsh nor fowl the secretary just a bit too smart to be satisﬁed managing a mid-size office the teacher who doesn’t really like kids or who kids don’t like or who can’t keep his mouth shut at meetings work well w/ others all those MEds w/ academic pretensions the MA w/ connections &/or charisma various permutations of the academic not interested enough in her subject to continue work beyond the dissertation the frustrated professors w/ out proper lecture theatre too much libido for priesthood or wife sublimating desire endless preparation jogging the English instructor who stutters & blushes whilst reading the dirty bits of the books he assigns the historian who writes potboiler novels replete w/ racial stereotypes the wildlife biologist who chases bears from the staff parking lot the chemist w/ record of research obsessed w/ lebensraum the physicist who just can’t understand how his students can be so stupid the Muslim mathematician starving through Ramadan &, of course, the smug superior bastard w/ a few poems in magazines nobody reads