She was looking

Irving Jones

 
 

She was looking
                                                                           for a job
                                              the man told her
                                       i don’t care
                                         how much
                                         you know
                                         how smart you are
                                   what you have learned
                                         or your
                                                   intellectual
                                                       capabilities
                                      all
                                          i want to know
                                                 is
                                                 can
                                                 you
                                                 type.

                                                                                             1982

 
 
 

Bio
Irving Courtley Jones is an African American poet. He received Honorable Mention in the 1999 Mellon Poetry Contest for a 100+ page poem entitled "Black Roses." He has also published in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies, among them San Fernando Poetry Journal, International Society of Poets, American Academy of Poets, Noble House Poetry collections, and others. He also has several
self-published poetry collections