The Crux

Can I rebuild you
A seventeen year old
From the ground up?
Can I reconfigure your
Attitudes, habits and values?
And teach you to read
In 4000 minutes?
Can I splash a fresh coat of paint over
Seventeen years of
Emotional neglect and slack parenting
Stewed in a vat of deep fried
Intellectual mass suicide?
This is my mission
(Spoken only quietly)
I prayed that I could
But I can’t do that
Not any more than I can read to you
When you were a baby

(Crux: 1. the decisive point at issue; 2. a difficult matter; a puzzle.: Oxford English Dictionary).

Mr. Teachbad

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