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  • 1.  
  • 2. Good Catholic girl, she didn't mind the cleaning. All of her household chores, at first, were small And hardly labors one could find demeaning. One's duty was one's refuge, after all .
  • 3.
    • And if she had her doubts at certain moments
    • And once confessed the to the Father, she
    • Was instantly referred to texts in Romans
    • And Peter's First Epistle, chapter III.
  • 4.
    • Years passed. More sinful every day, the Seven
    • Breakfasted, grabbed their pitchforks, donned their horns
    • And sped to contravene the hopes of heaven,
    • Sowing the neighbors' lawns with tares and thorns.
  • 5.
    • She set to work. Pride's wall of looking glasses
    • Ogled her dimly, smeared with prints of lips;
    • Lust's magazines lay strewn, bare tits and asses
    • Weighted by his "devices" - chains, cuffs, whips.
  • 6.
    • Gluttony's empties covered half the table,
    • Mingling with Avarice's cards and chips,
    • And she'd been told to sew a Bill Blass label
    • Inside the blazer Envy'd bought at Gyps.
  • 7.
    • She knelt to the cold master bathroom floor
    • As If a petitioner before the Pope,

    • Retrieving several pairs of Sloth’s soiled drawers,

    • A sweat-sock and a cake of hairy soap.
  • 8.
    • Then, as she wiped the Windex from the mirror,
    • She noticed, and the vision made her cry,
 How much she’d grayed and paled, and how much clearer
 Festered the bruise of Wrath beneath her eye.
  • 9.
    • “ No poisoned apple needed for this Princess,”
    • She murmured, making X’s with her thumb.
    • A car door slammed, bringing her to her senses:
    • Ho-hum. Ho-hum. It’s home from work we come.
  • 10.
    • And she was out the window in a second,
 In time to see a Handsome Prince, of course,
 Who, spying her distressed condition, beckoned
 For her to mount (What else?) his snow-white horse.
  • 11.
    • Impeccably he spoke. His smile was glowing.
    • So debonair! So charming! And so Male.
    • She took one step, reversed, and without slowing
    • Beat it to St. Anne’s where she took the veil.
  • 12.  
  • 13.
    • A good high school girl didn’t mind English four,
    • At first the AP assignments were small,
    • After awhile, there started to be more,
    • To pass this class was my goal, after all. 
  • 14.
    • And if there were doubts in what I tried to do,
    • Endless hours of homework every day,
    Talking to Mrs. Bonnick helped me get a clue, Procrastinating was never okay. 
  • 15.
    • Weeks passed more stressful every day, the seven
    • Breakfasted, grabbed their pencils and did their work,
    • And sped to contravene the hopes of heaven,
    • Sewing the student’s notebooks with some perks. 
  • 16.
    • Multiple choice, with never time to finish,
    • Struggling to omit the wrong answers,
    Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, lots of love diminished, Always including a love struck chancellor. 
  • 17.
    • Shopping at Goodwill with your seminar groups,
    • Poetry responses take too much time,
    • Wowing Mrs. Bonnick is like jumping through hoops,
    • Plagiarizing in her class in a crime. 
  • 18.
    • Literary works required so much more,
    • MWDS is most stressful of all,
    • Six pages to fill is something I abhor,
    • Terrified to turn it in at roll call. 
  • 19.
    • Toward the end of the year is the AP test,
    • There are consequences if not taken,
    The wrath of Mrs. Bonnick would put you to rest, Her right to fail you would leave you shaken.
  • 20.
    • Seventh period at the end of the day,
    • All of this work and no time to do it,
    • The bell rings and I get up to run away,
    • To the North lot, where I almost get hit.
  • 21.
    • And I was out of the school in a second,
    • The year was coming to an end real soon,
    Soon enough my name would be beckoned, By Mr. Wallace, heard across the room.
  • 22.
    • Four challenging years later my goal was complete,
    • AP Lit was by far my hardest class,
    Something I never thought I would complete, My diploma was in my hand at last.