ISSN 1556-4975

OffCourse Literary Journal

 Published by Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998


"Instructor", by Lois Greene Stone

Capital and capitol-
principal and principle,
I try explaining differences
so comfortable for me
but not for him. Acute, as
adjective for a geometrical
shape, he thought meant
something pretty as it
sounded like two words.
My feet don't fit into
second-language shoes
he's trying to tie.
As I stretch the
imaginary last,
enlarge his space,
I must mention
tows is different 
from toes.


Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & softcover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian. The Smithsonian selected her photo to represent all teens from the 1940's-50's. She has been nominated for both a Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net.

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