It Spreads

 

Such vigor, such enthusiasm
It wakes up the whole community.
Come see passion, come witness purpose.
Wake up, oh sleeping ones
And leave your shackles behind.

I don’t know what the dwarves’ annual salary.
Or if they had a 401k, floating holidays
Health insurance or stock options.

They had a love for their craft.
If we had the same
Oh the places we could go…

 

[Poem #38.  The lines “Wake up oh sleeping ones and leave your shackles behind.” was taken from the song “Rise” written and performed by the band Ancient of Days, the remarkable band I played bass in and proud to have been a member of in 1998-2000.”]

 

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