Don’t Be Like Those Who Ask for Everything
© 2010 By Alice Walker
Don’t be like those who ask for everything:
praise, a blurb, a free ride in my rented
limousine. They ask for everything but never offer
anything in return.
Be like those who can see that my feet ache
from across a crowded room
that a foot rub
if I’m agreeable
never mind the staring
is the best way to smile
& say hello
For Queen Miriam (Makeba) who stood on swollen feet and sang her country to freedom.