The Writer’s Call: A Poem

Your words must wash the floor for love,
I heard it all declare.
I kissed my pen, swore this decree to air.

Then set to work on bended knee,
a childlike creep through house and street,
to clean through what’s encrusted there.

It’s done for you, kind reader, dear,
who walks my words across the page,
who seeks clear ground in marks I make:

that glisten in your gleaning eye,
that shines with mine, us both to see
how in the clearing, all can be.