Gail White: Black Sheep

Black Sheep

My cousins all have Ph.D's,
or even better, law degrees.
They might be judges, or affix
their names to laws through politics,
and from their bastions of renown
I know they'd smilingly look down
on me, a girl of slender means,
with verse in little magazines.

Oh, vindicate me, verse!  Be read
for decades after laws are dead.

Gail White