An Education

Months and years of hard work and hope, flamed and scattered in post-exam joy. Dreams of a long summer whipped up in the park. In a matter of seconds, probably.

Most of it is science: hydrogen and chromosomes; sclera and retina; by the anode; velocity; mitosis.

Decimals, Dates, Formulae. Headings highlighted and thereby promoted.

Words savaged. Sentences bitten off: Growth and … / Used for … / Prey … so … they fall.
Questions and Answers severed: What is the … / Competition occurs … / … with that? / … limited supply …
A single syllable – Cell – in a clump of a book.
Smudged blue salt.

Ambiguity, new meanings, nonsense.

Energy. Inertia.

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Environmental issues in shreds amongst leaves. A page like a bird with a scorched feather. A charred green book with one word: You.

The human impact.

Indelible ink – illegible, burnt, discarded, and scooped into a corner by the wind. The release of an era and erasure of facts. The confidence that none of this will be needed again.