I went to Philosopher, Pennsylvania today
entered a Republic to get a Plato of State
and potatoes, and a Guardian salad to complement
my hunger for knowledge.
I got thirsty, and sent the sailor
to fetch wine for drink.
After the food and drink, I treated
myself to cool courage and reason
massed with cinnamon
A wisdom waiter later
and spilled knowledge all over me
The next day,
I stayed in bed
with a temperance of 106.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.