Sunday, March 2, 2014


With surgical clarity
caustic words incise,
not in single slash—
a fluid gash to the carotid;
but a thousand tiny nicks
that bleed out 
for your amusement.

Was it I that taught you to
rend with such precision?
At what point did student’s
skill surpass the teacher’s?

© Ginny Brannan 2014
Getty: Bloody Knife


  1. and on and on and on it is passed
    one generation
    to the next.
    it is learned
    that is for sure.

  2. I was just thinking about this the other day--my student seem to get it so much earlier than I did--and sometimes I feel bereft in the process


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