Monday, January 31, 2011

Gen Passes the Bar Exam

To pass the Bar exam

it took him six months

of twelve to fourteen hour days

reading dry books

on top of the years

he spent on law degrees

Looking out the passenger window

at the sun setting on Boundary Bay

he references Tolkien:

You know the boats that the Teleri created,

the kind of work that could never be repeated

because they built themselves into the ships,

that was my Bar exam

I nodded in agreement

and quietly thanked the good Lord

for my marathon of singleness.

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