Dan Dennedy-Frank
Sophomores, Don't Declare Two Majors

Unless you want trouble.
Unless you want to be sawed
in half, smile and wiggle your feet,
only to eventually find your legs
introducing your parents
to George Bridges at graduation.

Won't you be happy enough
swallowing one sword,
receiving one round
of vaccinations?

Why would you insist
on being inside the bellies
of two whales
traveling opposite directions?

I invite you, slightly less
burnt sisters and brothers,
to peek with me through the keyhole.
Do you see yourself better
straddling two realities,
or do you think you might be content
under one sun, one sky,
solidly planted in a nutrient soil?

(Senior—Psychology & Spanish)