Poem on opting out

Photo: Philip Brewer

A while back I wrote a piece on Opting out of the money economy, a topic I've long been interested in.

Because of that long interest, the poem "Getting By" by Gary L. Lark caught my ear when it was on the most recent Writer's Almanac.

I started picking ferns, barking chittam
and selling mushrooms; made spinners
and tied trout flies; got used to getting by.

It's a powerful piece. If, like me, you have a sneaking suspicion that it might be more fun to "just get by" than to spend the rest of your life working for the man, follow that link and savor the poem. (Maybe even buy the book: Men At the Gates.)

No votes yet
Your rating: None

Disclaimer: The links and mentions on this site may be affiliate links. But they do not affect the actual opinions and recommendations of the authors.

Wise Bread is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.