A Sonnet for Sallie
You beg and hound me for more of nothing.
Taking more than you ever provided.
I lack the patients for your oppression.
Expressions of creativity you
see come with zero guarantees. So please,
believe in my attempts to achieve one
of these: a job or winning the lottery.
Maybe a discount for adversity?
forced me to wear two hats. One Black, one of
ambassador to the United States.
For several, foul sentiments I reshaped.
Here is an idea, you give me a job!
I will be free from you one day,
this is a sonnet for Sallie Mae.