Poetry

Abdulbaseet Yusuff: federal character

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay (modified)

federal character

I have picked my best suit,

black, shiny — I have pored

over my CV, edited the hell

out of it, shunned the advice

of my LinkedIn friend to pick

only one State of Origin —

I picked four states from four

regions, and in a parenthesis,

I add that I have a genealogy

that should be a model for

Social Studies textbooks — checkmate!

When the interviewer asks me

to tender my qualifications,

I pluck his accent and wear in my mouth

It is a good thing to have a tongue

that can dance to any language

We hit it off real good — He places

my CV in a special file — Says

not to worry — Says I am his person

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Poetry © Abdulbaseet Yusuff

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay (modified)

About the author

Abdulbaseet Yusuff

Abdulbaseet Yusuff writes short stories and experiments with poems. Some of his works have been published on Brittle Paper, Praxis Magazine Online, Tuck Magazine, Kalahari Review, Echelon Review, Prachya Review, Eboquills and elsewhere. When he is bored, he watches video clips of Leo Messi and Donnie Yen.

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