Professor University

by Peter Erich

You can catch comets from a spaceship

Sure. Just aim anticipate and

wait and wait and wait.

Spend ten years in a car trunk

seeing the sun through a key hole

and then wait some more.

Just ten years. Wait.










. Now! Fire the harpoon!

You are climbing

you are a mountain climber

you are scaling a screaming spinning mountain.

You are riding this thing

you are a jockey

you are taming a wild firefly as it passes the sun.

You are published and unrecognizable

you are a genius like everyone else

you are espressoed-up and eager to drop the next syllabus.  

Two questions you should have asked the administration:

Is this a tenure track position? What does it pay?