No. 5

Sleeping Wage

“So what do you do?”
By that, did she mean today?
Or to pass the time?
Or to earn a living wage?

None the matter
Of talk so small projected
Could turn to something larger
Than the speaker had expected

Because what I do
Should not be so easily defined
By the majority of the means
Of how I earn my dollars and my dimes

Or because I spend eight hours
Of each day to earn my keep
What would she say if I were paid
Simply just to sleep?

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