Saturday Poem / What I Learned in College

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I learned in college
that everything is sex,
that corruption is real.

Not every no means no,
not every yes means yes.
I learned in college

studying the life of Thoreau
will never impress,
or ever possess broad appeal.

Money doesn't show
integrity of success.
I learned in college

to take happiness slow,
to let sadness egress.
The world is a wheel,

a system that flows;
our life is largesse.
A gift for the knowledge,
that dying is real.

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Laurel Rose Milburn, a senior at Florida Southern College, grew up in Ingomar and graduated from North Allegheny High School in 2010. This past spring, she received the Excellence in Poetry Award from Cantilevers Journal.


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