The Problem with Dust

By Tia Cowger

You mine rocks from a quarry.
What you get from quandary
tastes like dust.
____________________________________________________________And dust is made up of dead
____________________________________________________________skins cells, so your problem is
____________________________________________________________probably a human one.

Tia Cowger is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and the music teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle School in her hometown. A poet at heart, her work has been published twice in Eastern’s literary journal, The Vehicle.