Do not go trusting into that contract

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Do not go trusting into that contract

Full-timers should choose and tenure track play

Curse, curse your fate, Adjunct, but never act

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Though deanlets inside know the deck is stacked

When classrooms flip, enrollment numbers sway

Do not go trusting into that contract

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Students choose majors, major debt transact

Their new lives might have gone another way

Curse, curse your fate, Adjunct, but never act

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When the board votes yes, measures tit for tat

And learns, too late, of the budget decay

Do not go trusting into that contract

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Over those blacklisted who dared react

Shuttered eyes live to teach another day

Curse, curse your fate, Adjunct, but never act

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And you, badmin, your money safe in stacks

May you stumble on buttered bread, I pray!

Do not go trusting into that contract

Curse, curse your fate, Adjunct—It’s time to act!

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– With a humble nod to “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas

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