What I do not have by Nancee Rosier

Quaz | July 11th, 2024 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

What I do not have
is a pitch white collar.
What I do not have
is one more spare dollar.

What I do not have
is an online degree.
What I do not have
is the right pedigree.

What I like to play
is e4 c5.
And I do not leave
before you arrive.

And I do not have
a pied-à-terre in the city.
What for sure I’m not
is the Chair of a Committee.

What I do not wear
is the hat of the Beefeater.
And I don’t appoint
myself as the leader.

What I do not have
is the tone of the commander.
Though I’m alright Jack,
don’t pull up the ladder.

What I do not have
is the right chromosome.
What I do not do
is to work from home.

What I do not have
is my age of sixteen,
but still refuse to say
“we have to be seen”.

And I do not hold
a Chair of Diversity
secondly affiliated
at King X University.

What I do not get
is why it is so relative.
And I do not get
a job from the executives,

since I do not have
a cable television
making me fit
in with their vision.

What I do not have
is a diverging lens
to see the universe
with my lobbyist friends.

What I do not have
is the wish to muddle
and the brash intent
of being a role model.

Places I can’t indulge
are the sick, the abusive,
since they do pretend
to be nicely inclusive.

What I do find boring
are the flocks and herds
bleatingly repeating
the same voguish buzzwords.

What I do not drink
is whiskey on the rocks
and I don’t do things
just to tick a box.

What I do not have
is patience to listen
to squalid parasites
who play to game the system.

What I always do
is paying my bills upfront,
‘cause what I do not have
is what I do not want.

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