#293 (payn)

pay these poets

pay them attention

pay their passion

mining their souls

drawing blood and pain

pay that blood seeping

through chiseled verse

pay them gratitude and

pay them some coins, too

because gratitude won’t

buy them neither food nor shelter

pay these poets for

what they give to you

is precious


© Matthias Geh, 4th June 2018



  1. Well put. Love it. I hope more voices echoe this sentiment. The more of us advocating for equal pay as career artists the more audiences with take up our cause.

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