I'm Not A Scholar

I'm not a scholar.
I'd like to think I am,
but I don't understand

His sentences are too
long and by the time
I get to the end of it,
I've forgotten what it
was supposed to tell me.

I want to wear glasses
and drink coffee
from Tim Horton's
and nod in agreement
with my professor.

But I only sit and stare
at his elbow patches
wondering if he started
wearing them
because he's a professor
or because
he falls on his elbows.