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OBE State of Mind by Chad Brevis

Chad Brevis | November 18th, 2013 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments

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[tab id=1]Release me
from this OBE state of mind
where learning is learning is learning
and delete,
go to trash,
empty recycle bin.

CNTRL+ALT+DELETE
replete with lewd commentary
and fuck me for thinking
that learning is progress without proper process.

Because class after class
I sit and take notes on my BBM
and update status,
and retweet,
and reblog,
and rewind what you just said
and half wittingly write down
a half-wits perception
on what education ought to be.

Fittingly,
I blame others
for my miseducation
when I misrepresent myself
and add insult to injury when I
get my degree and
think I am Aristotle or Sophocles.

Ranting and raving my own inadequacies,
too smart to see
that I am
and therefore I think,
and sit staring and blinking.

What?
I said it,
therefore it must be true…
don’t believe me?
Read my degree…
PhD in illusion and mind ruled
by my own confusion.

-Chad Brevis[/tab]
[tab id=2]Chad Brevis a Masters student of English Literature at The University of the Western Cape with training in Ethical theory and Linguistics. I am currently working on a Full dissertation on taboo topics in literature. A particular focus is spent on the banning of literature and arts. During my undergraduate and Honours years I worked as a tutor for the Department of Religion and theology. I currently tutor in the Department of English. I also work as a staff writer for the Cape Town based cultural hiphop magazine IAM Magazine.[/tab]

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