I read it.
I comprehend the words and sentences
but I am unable to retain
the information beyond a few seconds.
I have my exam tomorrow
so, I need to read it anyhow
but forcing myself to read the text
is only resulting in headache.
It always happens a day before
the exam when I revise the course.
I understand why it happens like this
because this course is a burden.
It is really difficult
to do what you don’t want to do
that too, for months and years—
to carry this burden forward.
I know, I have no remedy
to this except to read the summary
of the contents from the various sources.
College teaches rote memorization
in the name of knowledge.
It is just a waste of my time and energy.
The institution of college,
if its courses are not practical,
seems to me to be a vain and failure.
There is nothing to grow from here.