Academia: A Sonnet

Photo by Tracy Fuentes

By Tracy Fuentes

i sit in the library with dry, blood shot eyes.

how many pages have I read – no, skimmed – today?

how many social invites have I had to turn away?

i fear that this semester may be my demise.

my to do list only grows in size,

my eye bags put my stress on full display.

today’s class be cancelled, I pray

as I ponder if this exhaustion is worth the prize.

and yet I enjoy my time here,

writing and researching into the night.

I love essays and reading, I’m being sincere,

it’s the only time I truly feel bright.

the lessons I learn each day I hold dear,

but i fear the end that is in sight.

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