It says Paid in full.
Twenty year loans
Hundreds of dollars
thousands of dollars
tens of thousands of dollars
An education now sways in the sky,
a pendulum as light as a feather,
confined only by my mind.
Beams of light are bursting from my fingers and toes,
shouldn’t I change somehow on the outside?
Maybe grow a halo or wings.
Wear a sign that celebrates this?
Cut the chain that was tying me until 46?
But I know it is true.
And I know this is not
the end but the beginning.