I comply



I was once told to compose

a poem due by Monday

and now I'm here to say

I oppose.


Creativity comes with a muse

and muses usually appear

by chance — and mine is nowhere near.

So I refuse.


Never would it occur to me

to write poetry for your sake.

For mine, - every little piece I make.

I am free.


I now have what I didn't try -

a poem just for Monday.

And one thing for me to say -

I comply.