I’ve checked

It is no longer a choice to
run away, join the circus

you need to speak to
a recruiter, for screening

so says their website

French Foreign Legion
not an option anymore;
I possess none of the
high-tech skills they are
currently seeking

Ironically, being an outcast
is no longer a desirable,
employable attribute

Even carnies know the I-9
drill, show up at their
kid’s schools for career day.

Escape just isn’t
what it used to be

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I am a poet, writer and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 to help rebuild the worst public school system in America. It is a huge challenge to say the least. Now, after ten years, I have returned home to my native Midwest. Writing - in many different forms and ways - has saved me untold thousands in therapy bills throughout the years. Reading my writings may do either the same - or just the opposite - for you. Read at your own risk, as I do not offer writer malpractice insurance. ;-{) I hope you enjoy what you read here.