Rita’s Education (poem)

(Written after re-watching Educating Rita)

Just as Rita changed her name

I changed my hair

I changed my style

I changed my life too.

But the difference is,

Rita became Susan once more

whereas I can’t go back.

She had a choice, but

I am not so lucky.

I’ll be propelled backwards

to the life I so desperately avoided

through simple lack of a choice

I will reverse and resemble

the ghost of past once more.

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