Marshall Sherrell

To The Haters

Marshall is a recent policy school graduate, having pivoted into the suited world of officialdom for grad school after studying creative writing for his undergrad. His most recent works include biographical and narrative blurbs you can find translated into Mandarin on U.S. Embassy Beijing's Weibo a…

Who are you to say -
Implying humanity at least,
I grant you that.

What am I granted,
demonized, deified?
Hate is a four-letter word,
Also monosyllabic.

Can you elevate me to “detest?”
I jest! But to you and the rest
I have the same reply:
Does your fixation
With my (purported) foibles
Satisfy? Yet you bravely try.