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death of a daydream

by Emily Tong

I was studying all
My dead ends in trigonometry
And trying to remember
The words to the song
That I forgot. I pretended
I knew what he was talking
About, but somewhere
Along the lines of sine and
Cosine I lost my
Place and gave up for
The day. Rather, I stared
Against the opaqueness of
The window, and wondered
Where have all the birds
Flown away to?

11/26/2007

Author's Note: yay. this just got published in
my school's literary magazine

Posted on 11/26/2007
Copyright © 2021 Emily Tong

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 11/27/07 at 05:45 AM

I really like that last line.

Posted by Mary Frances Spencer on 11/27/07 at 05:55 AM

Daydreamers rock! MFS

Posted by Samiah Haque on 07/27/11 at 05:15 PM

beautiful. that is the biggest question, always. where do they go?

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