Tools

If my pen is useful, You may have it
for writing poetry or brainstorms or grocery lists
or just stabbing the air after You read the news.

If my feet are useful, You may have them
for enjoying the grass between Your toes or kicking ball
with the kids at recess. They don’t run very well though.

If my hair is useful, You may have it
for combing Your hands through in frustration
or dying a bright blue when the mood strikes.

If my cable is useful, You may have it
although there aren’t any channels worth Your time
except perhaps Food Network for sleepless nights.

If my lips are useful, You may have them
for talking or singing or whispering — You like to whisper,
I’ve noticed — but also for smiling or for shutting to listen.

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