You could have a big dipper   

Unsubmittable by Fizza Abbas



I

tried,

accepted,

gave into the authority,

they said, ‘’Good job, sailor man!’’


I

listened,

protested,

rejected their mastery,

they fired me, said, ‘’You don't tell us how to do our job.’’


I

bowed my head,

apologised several times,

asked them to understand my ideology,

they said, ‘’You're good for nothing, bastard.’’


I

am without job now,

colleagues think I'm a bully

managers think I think too much

everybody says unanimously, ‘’Submit yourself, Submittable.’’



Fizza Abbas is a writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. She is fond of poetry and music. Her works have been published in more than 80 magazines, both online and in print. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Poetry Village, Petrichor, One Hand Clapping Magazine and Poetry Pacific. She has authored two chapbooks: Bakho (forthcoming from Ethel) and Ool Jalool (Fahmidan Publishing). Twitter: @fizzawrites


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