What Happens in Grade 2

by Jennifer Schalliol


Noah’s cousin                         

dies – pre-cousin –                   


his aunt was due                      

in ten days or so                      

not far at all                             



the miscarriage,            

as Noah sees,                          

is just unjust                             


it’s like a time test –                  

so many problems        

already solved,            

                        almost all



and only a few remaining, and ones you know 


then: time

                                    is called.




Jennifer Schalliol is a 2004 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA in Writing program. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2002, where she majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She has a chapbook published through The Kenyon Review and her poetry has appeared in Salt, Landscape, and online at Gapers Block and Betty Confidential.






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