July 30, 2016


At first, I just gave
it away,
always glad to help,
not knowing my worth
any better,  after all.
Then, someone said
my type was always
in demand.  Now,
they pay each time
I arrive, feed me,
make sure
I have an appointment 
for my return, 
even though these days
I may not always
show up on time,
since I've found a use
for it, myself,
discovered I need it
for love, to encourage
anyone else, at all. 
So now, more often than not,
I must decline,
explain I'm seeing someone
who takes it all,
who waits as we speak
even now, convincing
far beyond
my feeble effort
to refuse.