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April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.


Read by Spike Gillespie

You try
To get to work
To do
What has to be done

You put it off
Every day -
You go out and play
Instead of finishing

When time comes 
For presenting
You realize what you're 

You say
I don't have it -
Your stomach feels eaten
By a drill bit

Work piles

You finally
Catch up
But you're
Too late

You fail
All because
Of that

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