english professor
I had an English professor
who didn’t like the word that
Maybe it was too direct
for the way her pettiness laughed
at how her smoked lungs
still flamed pink
She disliked amongst
because it was old english
trying to conquer the present
where women roar
and pronounced era
like error as if
her subconscious thought
history was a mistake
I wondered if her past youth
knew the meaning of
having an old soul