Fun fact: not everyone at Ohio State came here to study engineering! There are crazy talents and voices all around campus, so this month we’re highlighting the poets of campus to gently reel you into the bright autumn season. Without further ado, Andrew Wallace.
Fall is Here:
Seems so far from here. Leaving home Freshmen year All those ball games.
All those Fall cheers.
Wore cargo shorts every day.
Tank top courtesy of Targét
Thought I’d major in making a name. Thought I’d rule the world someday.
Comeback season next semester. Second lesson in sex impressed her. Who thought we’d end up in love? Who thought we’d move in together?
Budget Summer got by, but not by much. Hog tied and bought hand cuffs.
We thought it was love, but it was lust.
We thought it would last, but nothing does.
It hurt at first, I mean it had to.
For all we’d been through not to matter. I had my things to do.
I’m sure she had hers.
Back to school meant back to Toos til 2. New job and extra dollars to abuse. Not an alcoholic, but I use too much.
Used to get drunk and say I knew too much.
We got to the hospital they locked me up. Got back in time so no one missed me none. Unfinished a short story, pharmacist my plug. I still roll my drugs and cough up dry lungs.
I never juiced or Juuled I’m just a student. I’m extra special and I’m disillusioned. Bipolar and biracial I’m an oddball.
Stole a Bible page from a Buddhist.
By God’s faith, He will see me through this. the evil one will offer free fruit smoothies. Reach out to me if you see right through it. Ain’t nothing free. Not even you kid.
I’m Andrew Wallace, also known by my porn name Spencer Vine. I’m also THE founder of an online community of spoken word artist called @SnappedPoetry. Check us out on IG.