The New School

Majoring in studies of my back,
I keep turning but make
Smaller circles than the scholars
In every other department,
I am getting close to confirming
For a fact if I am fat
And if the hair on my head
Is not thinning out
It is vacationing on my shoulders.

About the Author: Benjamin Nardolilli is a twenty-six year old writer currently living in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, One Ghana One Voice, Caper Literary Journal, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, Super Arrow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Pear Noir, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and Yes Poetry. Recently, his chapbook Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, has been published by Folded Word Press. He maintains a blog at and is looking to publish his first novel.