Imagine if they
Implored us to write more poems!
Actually paid poets triple figure salaries!
I would live on a windy knoll,
In a straw bale house,
With two-foot thick walls,
A massive center chimney, and
Horses, sheep, goats, cows and chickens
Overlooking salt marshes stretching out to the sea,
Off-the-grid windmills, passive and active
Solar. Give lots of money away.
Save a lot of elephants, horses, baby seals and manatees.
Have enough money to get the medical care I need.
© Susan Lynn Gesmer, Imagine If They Actually Paid Poets! 2007