Yesterday (Lament for Arts Careers)
Yesterday, my bright future seemed so far away:
Job satisfaction, insufficient pay –
But the arts seem so unwise today.
Suddenly, a STEM career will turn my future gold
If I can put those artsy dreams on hold —
Not for a while, indefinitely.
When I act I turn my back on monotony;
But that choice was wrong, now I long for botany!
Yesterday she felt foggy, now her vision’s clear
Discarding toe shoes, she’s an engineer:
She’ll pirouette from yesterday.
Those arts careers will bring on tears: go STEM today.
Financial wisdom rules, just use the arts for play!
Yesterday, my whole future seemed so far away:
Then Wells Fargo came along to say,
‘You can improve on yesterday.
Oh, why believe in yesterday?’