The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.
If you work at a steady rate
you may reach the river by nightfall
and if you have the will
a canoe will be waiting
by the ash factory
for you to take upstream
to the takoyaki shack
where you can eat delicious food
and drink as much beer as you like
until late into the night.
In other words you have