Lighten Your Burden
Living a life under barter,
What would I first offer?
Long list of services to charter,
The first would be an author.
Needing a gorgeous portrait?
Painted with absolute care?
Perhaps a photo? Simply gorgeous!
My skills do not end there.
Require writings in verse?
We can strike a deal.
While I labor your words,
Won’t you prepare a meal?
If you don’t know how to cook,
Don’t waste a moment on worry.
I have many recipes in my book –
My comfort food will leave you merry!
Do you have need of advice?
Answers that you desire to know?
I listen well – no need to ask twice.
Give me a moment to lay out my tarot.
In a world structured on trade,
I don’t believe I would perish.
The goal for me would be the same.
Serving others, a quality I cherish.
© Susan Reed
Written in response to today’s Daily Prompt: Barter System