Pop Quiz
by Heddy Reid

Pop Quiz

1. Technology:

Explain Twitter. What do tweets,
string theory, and the Doppler effect have in common? (Spelling counts.)

2. Sexual Harassment:
Have you known any serial gropers?
Did you turn them in? On? Why or why not?

3. Theology:
Explain God, the backstory.
For extra credit, deconsruct transubstantiation.

4. Geopolitics:
Speculate: Where might what country’s chub
president go when he disappears? Consider his Ricin stockpiles.

5. The Three Fates:
Reflect on the spinner; the thread measurer;
and the scissors wielder. Are they on the job today? Why?

6. Suffering:
Does suffering always lurk behind the arras?
Does anyone escape? Discuss.

7. Poetry:

Explain silence, and the blood moon. Attachment
theory, snare drums, and metonymy. Burrowing owls.


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 18, Issue 3.

placesaver2Heddy Reid is the author of A Far Cry, a chapbook of poems, and The Soul in Balance, a book of selected meditations paired with photographs of the Washington Cathedral. Heddy has taught poetry to adults and serves on the Poetry Board of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

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