The Benefit Gig
While seeing familiar faces on the morning bus
I wonder how they might benefit from my poem
for I'm sure a poem should benefit the reader.
The day will come, as will peace on Earth,
when I'm able to hand out copies
but at present, I'm the only reader.
I often feel, not only that a poem
should benefit the reader, but also
it should be written for that purpose.
Sadly I am the only reader
but I benefit greatly, almost as much
as I benefit from other people's poetry.
In fact I am a familiar face on the bus
benefitting from a poem. By the faint smile
from the odd face, perhaps others are too.