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Professor's Office, 1986 by Kim Jacobs-Beck

I’m punctual to the appointment

                                    the good student

            but I brought my

            baby in his blue

            plastic chair, my

            infant, and the

            professor, he looks

            at me as if

            I’d lifted my skirt.


There to discuss my

Research Interests

but he keeps looking

at my baby, tells

me that my research

project is not

            suitable, asks

            if I am



Kim Jacobs-Beck is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She is a second-year student in Miami University's low-residency MFA program in poetry. She has a chapbook forthcoming from Wolfson Press. Two of her poems were recently nominated for Best of the Net, and her work can seen at Apple Valley Review, Rat's Ass Review, Thank You for Swallowing, NILVX, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Bright Sleep.

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