Excerpted from Chattanooga by Ishmael Reed (New York: Random House, 1973). Permission granted by Lowenstein Associates, Inc.
For all the women who've
Rejected me in my life
I would be the head of the
World Bank with a flunkie
To hold my derby as i
Prepared to fly chartered
Jet to sign a check
Giving India a new lease
If I had a nickel for
All the women who've loved
Me in my life I would be
The World Bank's assistant
Janitor and wouldn't need
To wear a derby
All I'd think about would
Be going home.
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