The Humanities Grad (A Poem)

by Emma Miller

I should have studied comp sci,
I should have studied math.
I should have picked a job track
With a clear and guided path.
I should have learned to program,
I should have learned to code.
Maybe then my earnings
Would outweigh what I owed.
Instead I studied Butler,
Sontag and Foucault,
And now all I’m “unpacking”
Are bottles of cointreau.

Emma D. Miller vandalized lockers with rhyming poems in high school. Now she works at a film festival in Durham, NC. She tweets mostly about documentaries.


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