caged school buses in Kankakee

alarm clock on the carpet
where my dresser used
to be. if I’ve learned anything
it’s that books can’t teach
are the capstone course
of my formative years.

I’m educated in:
•   Your embrace
•   Whiskey eyes
•   Birdless banter

this I’ll remember
as I run from home
and carve a path
of this state.





AaronWhitePhotoAaron White has published poetry, fiction, and essays in various publications, including Brain, Child Magazine; 13th Dimension; Flash Fiction Magazine; and Prong & Posy. He holds an MA in Literary Studies from Eastern Illinois University and maintains active accounts with Twitter (@amwhite90) and Tumblr (