I recently had my working hours reduced at my day job and it was then that the economic situation of the world truly hit me.
Luckily I did find another job which I believe is pure luck but it would be so awesome if poetry actually paid for someone like me.
Even if you win competitions the prize money is not that great. How many people really get to work for greeting card companies and i haven't seen any poetry collections from poets in this century making millions.
It takes me months to perfect a poem and selling it just to get a dollar a line seems a great injustice.
A poem maybe a few lines but the effort is the same if not more than writing a full length story.
It's a damn shame.