the university

by Heather Wood

   
there’s no such thing as experience –
            just talk and introductions
                        and diagrams
 
            of the cosmos, the movements
                        and cycles of the world
                                    outside.
 
people outside moving and shaking making
            the world go around, us studying
            their motions, judging at
 
            cocktail parties with cheap red wine and
                        old corduroy blazers,
                                    knit ties
 
                        and Romanian poetry.

Heather Wood is a writer and professor living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She teaches college English at University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. Her work has appeared online and in print at media outlets like AskHeather, The Wood Report, Health News Daily and Sojourn Literary Journal.