Ah deh right hay in Las Colinas
in de fancy burb of Irving, Texas
on a hotel balcony three miles close
to wheh ExxonMobil Corporation
is minting money from Oil and Gas,
quietly minding mih own business
or as an astute man is wont to say,
living one of my multiple existences
when Ah see a breaking news report
coming from de building Ah can see
dat ExxonMobil reporting profit
of eleven point four billion US dollars
fuh de fuss quarter of de year
and it teck me back to de fairy tale
of de chap who spun straw into gold;
and now, for all de oil of Stabroek
can you recollect his name?
You might be forgiven if you believe
that X.O. Stilskin was his name.
Penned by Tulsi Dyal Singh, MD
at Las Colinas,
April 28, 2023.