I would , if I could, emulate the mule-
I think it would be really cool
To put my ears back, kick my heels higher,
To not bend my back to another’s desire.
Nobody can mistake a mulish NO for a “Maybe”
Or a weak , vacillating, “OK, I’ll see,”
Which is what I often say, for I find it unnerving
To say a firm No to the undeserving!