WRITING FOR MONEY
by Edward Field
My friend and I have decided to write for money,
he stories, I poems.
We are going to sell them to magazines
and when the cash rolls in
he will choose clothes for me that make me stylish
and buy himself a tooth where one fell out.
Perhaps we will trawl, to Tahiti maybe.
Anyway we’ll get an apartment with an inside toilet
and give up our typing jobs.
That’s why I’m writing this poem,
to sell for money.
From A Full Heart