Profession: poet

I am a poet. Where do I work?
In a bank.
In a bakery.
At a gas station.
At a convenient store
Or in a flower shop.

The people just need me around
While they go about their business,
I sit in silence
I don’t say a word

but the people know
they know a poet is observing them
and that is what makes them want
to live their lives.