Chad Brevis

(Cape Town)

OBE State of Mind


Release me
from this OBE state of mind
where learning is learning is learning
and delete,
go to trash,
empty recycle bin.

CNTRL+ALT+DELETE
replete with lewd commentary
and f*** me for thinking
that learning is progress without proper process.

Because class after class
I sit and take notes on my BBM
and update status,
and retweet,
and reblog,
and rewind what you just said
and half wittingly write down
a half-wits perception
on what education ought to be.

Fittingly,
I blame others
for my miseducation
when I misrepresent myself
and add insult to injury when I
get my degree and
think I am Aristotle or Sophocles.

Ranting and raving my own inadequacies,
too smart to see
that I am
and therefore I think,
and sit staring and blinking.

What?
I said it,
therefore it must be true...
don't believe me?
Read my degree...
PhD in illusion and mind ruled
by my own confusion.

Submitted: Monday, August 26, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013
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As a teacher in a tertiary institution in South Africa, I have found that students are disillusioned with their rights and responsibilities to education.

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