I did everything I could

I did everything I could

to get in my own way

going to a decent school it was said

many went on to great universities

aiming to be doctors lawyers

dentists professionals

you know the one

grand country farmers

& if I couldn’t do that

be the lead foreman there

at the truck factory

& Doug the doctors son

was aiming high he said

so why don’choo?

I knew I wanted none of this

these good little boys

gonna be achievers smug upturned faces

tugging their forelocks

with their yessir nossir how high sirs?

& some

became embezzlers of old folks hard earned

or wannabe politicians who settled for local

pox doctors at the town clinic

& Doug the doctors son

manages the kwiki mart now

after his trophy wife left him high & dry

took his house & son

while I did everything I could

to get in my own way

to sit here scribbling lines

not even voted

most likely to not succeed

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