My calling now is writing poetry,
Since my career in teaching is curtailed,
And in this mode I find insight and glee
And have at times my auditors regaled.
I can imagine going on the road
And giving readings as I have before
In hopes of accolades to be bestowed
That would encourage me to write yet more.
But if I simply stay at home and write
And post upon my blog a daily verse,
As is my wont, I’ll take in that delight
And by that means my poetry disburse.
As now, within an hour this sonnet will
Appear, and years from now may be here still.