How Much Money Do You Make Writing Poems

This morning a friend
called and asked the question
he is in the workforce business
how much money do I make
writing poems.
Economics
of the poetry business,
financial breakdown.
Economics is not usually
a poem, though it could be
in the right hands
but those hands
aren’t mine. We
all know no one writes a poem
for money. Songs either
although if you can find
Someone Big
to sing your song then maybe.
Social media person suggested
once I tweet
my poems to Oprah
if she read them
if she liked them
maybe. I sent her one poem
but she did not tweet back.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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