What You're Worth


are not worth
a diamond, a dollar, a cent.
No stock bonded to you.
No multi-million da Vinci smile
for some actuary’s appraisal.
No symbol of wealth can hold

You are worth time.
And what I wouldn’t spend on you!
Baby, make me broke with your second hand,
And with your first,
Hold my attention
Rapt in hours.

I’d spend it all.
Every spin of the earth.
Sun high, moon low.
Tick, tide, tick.
And come back for seconds
If I weren’t a pauper
with only this moment to give.