“You’ll never be able to make a living writing poems” she said.
“That’s true enough.”
Just as accurately say,
“You’ll never make a living as an adjunct.”
Still. Silence. Wonder.
A world without poetry would be a poor one indeed.
What about teaching?
It’s no money-maker. Instead,
It feeds the soul
Of the poetry lover,
Underpaid teacher who says,
“I am rich, because of poetry.”