My parents could not afford to make a payment

of $2,760 on the 10th of July,

 

so I could register for a poetry tutorial this summer,

because they were asked to pay an extra $3,000

 

before the deadline of the 25th of May —

as a compromise for an unpaid balance of $18,000

 

that they planned to cover in August

without any Pell Grants or Stafford Loans

 

and rather than encourage me to write for the time being,

my professor told me not to leave any poems at his door.

 

Anum Sattar is a junior studying English at the College of Wooster in Ohio, USA. Her poems have been published in the American Journal of Poetry (Margie), Triggerfish Critical Review, The Mythic Circle, HOBART, SurVision Magazine, Coal City Review, Crack the Spine, Lowestoft Chronicle, Taj Mahal Review, and many others.

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