local_library Final Exam

by Robert Klein Engler

Published in Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

Essay Question:

Compare the touch of a lover’s hand on your shoulder to a red leaf falling on

the grass. Are the weight of these gestures enough to break a heart? Make

sure your answer includes a note of frost.

Multiple Choice:

a. To live without your lover is a waste of the body.

b. To live with one you don’t love is a waste of the spirit.

c. The body and the spirit are like the moon above a black lake.

d. All of the above.

True or False:

Nothing is whole that has not first been broken.

Fill in the Blank:

I had a drink with a man I knew in college years ago. He confessed he slept

with the one I could never have. That night I dreamed I had a sore on my

thigh. I squeezed it, and gold puss oozed out.

Extra Credit: Find the Metaphor-




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Robert Klein Engler lives in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared in several magazines and journals, including: Borderlands, Evergreen Chronicles, Hyphen, The James White Review, and Literal Latte. He was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for his poem "Flower Festival at Genzano," which appeared in Whetstone.