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Learner's Permit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I think

We need learners' permits for history.

I'm as foolish about that

As my sister is about the car.

But I'm not sure I'll pass my test,

As my sister did.

Today I asked

If Arthur Pendragon

Was before or after the Crusades,

And I found out.

And,

Since I'd been wrong for fourteen years,

I cried.

What about Guinevere?

Lancelot and the Round Table?

Smash.

Crack straight across belief,

Like my sister will crack the car windshield

(My mind isn't covered by insurance.)

What about Robin Hood?

I won't ask.

I'll wait until they have

Learners' permit for history.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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