Lauren Michaels


Lauren Michaels Poems

41. Wisdom Teeth 6/24/2006
42. Sleeping Badly 7/4/2006
43. Self-Reliance 7/23/2006
44. A Simple Song For Home In The Height Of Summer 7/19/2006
45. Notes On Our Stay 9/3/2006
46. Still (What Would Have Been Dignified) 9/9/2006
47. An Education 5/17/2006
48. An Attempt At Haiku 5/14/2006

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  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (12/15/2008 10:40:00 PM)

    ever enchanting wings of poetry

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Best Poem of Lauren Michaels

An Education

This is Fact!
If a quadratic equation
With real coefficients
Has complex roots
They will come
In conjugate pairs.
Fact.
An enzyme is
A protein catalyst
A biological catalyst
Fact.

Hard and bare.
With none of the
Physicality of living.
Facts that teach us nothing
That tell us nothing.
Of where we're going
Where we've been.
How to battle the ever
Growing apathy tides.

So

I sat at my maths book
And cried tonight.
For forty minutes, I cried.
I want to be a wordsmith.
To take language and make it my ...

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Sleeping Badly

I burst out of the stillness of sleep.
Pollute the night with a cacophony of sound.
My hard heartbeat roaring
My heavy chest heaving.
My sorry hands Sweating.
And when relief again quiets me.
And darkness then cushions me.
And slumber slips heavy about my eyes.
I tell myself nothing has changed.

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