meritocracy

they were very clear

with an urgency we understood

there was a meritocracy in play

anybody who was bright

clever in talking out

could be anything

that they ever wanted to be

& it seemed rude to me

a breach of etiquette perhaps

to want to ask

so what happened to you?

you went to a good university

got yourself a good degree

yet you ended up here

teaching me

did you fail to believe in you

is what you teach a lie

or is there

no meritocracy?

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