Taylor Mali’s response to a mocking lawyer, now in comic form | 22 Words

Taylor Mali’s response to a mocking lawyer, now in comic form

By Abraham Piper

One of the most well known pieces by Taylor Mali, a teacher and slam poet, tells the story of a smug lawyer scoffing at the idea of becoming a teacher because teachers don’t earn much money. The beginning of the poem sets the scene for the second half, in which Mali shreds the mocking lawyer to pieces.

You should watch Mali perform this poem if you’ve never seen it (or if you just want to re-experience the awesomeness). And then read the comic rendering of it by Zen Pencils

What Teachers Make - Taylor Mali and Zen Pencils - 01

What Teachers Make - Taylor Mali and Zen Pencils - 02

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