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Dogs 2018

TWO DEGREE FUTURE
(8/16/18)

soon
they say

a single
post secondary
education
will no longer
be sufficient

my parents
made it farther
than me
with no more
than high school
diplomas

my stepson
with his masters
started
way ahead
of me

as I
limp along
through the workforce
with my two year
tech certification

I feel
as if I
were caught
in between
the age
of experience

and the age
of degree
mass production

I motor on
as best
as possible

having
no initials
behind my
name

knowing
that the letters
are out there
for the taking

but seeing
nothing
that they're
selling
worth learning