Making The Most Of What We Have
There's an artist in our home who says
Don't throw that out, I can use it in a collage
or an altered book,
or maybe I’ll make a stamp to use on canvas.
There is someone else in this house who says,
I need that word, so I'll save it
and I'll roll it over my tongue and spit it out
onto a clean page.
It might end up in a poem, yes,
I'm sure it will.
We do recycling here.