#Micropoetry Monday: Education

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She took a math class to learn about absolutes,
a science class to learn about theories,
but to learn about life,
she took the humanities.

Having been raised to let a man care for her,
she never knew her gifts beyond domesticity,
until she married the man who needed her care,
& found,
in herself,
her potentialities.

She went back to school for a medical degree,
only to find herself in English class,
writing about how her medical degree
would pay for her English degree.

With her Master’s,
she chose to become a SAHM.
Those who said she wasted her education,
could not see the knowledge
she passed on to her children.

Because she feared College Algebra,
she quit the first time,
but 15 years later,
she found herself backed against a
crumbling financial wall,
& knew she had to overcome that
which she could not understand.

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