September 13, 2016

Poem by Ken Gibble


“Make yourself useful”
I was told as a boy.
I tried to do so.
For years.
Which is to say
I bought in to
the American myth:
to be of value,
you must produce.
The antidote?
Those lilies that “toil not
neither do they spin.”
Which is to say
we are beautiful,
we are valued,
we are beloved.
Poem by Ken Gibble, Posted on Inklings by Ken blog, August 17, 2016