I’m not smart enough to own
A smart phone. By that, I mean
I’m not smart enough to figure
Out how to turn poems into dollars,
Words into status, and other feats
Of literary alchemy. Still, I try.
Still, I write. Still, I publish. Still, I share.
Some would consider this the opposite
Of success or an example of insanity.
I prefer to call it the definition of perseverance.
A. J. Hayes
Give a poet a pen