This poem is quite contentious in that it appears to portray the poet's father in a poor way. However, many agree that she uses a lot of metaphor for her real feelings.
You do not do, you do not do
Any more, black shoe
In which I have lived like a foot
For thirty years, poor and white,
Barely daring to breathe or Achoo.
Daddy, I have had to kill you.
You died before I had time