I bargained with Life for a penny,
and Life would pay no more,
however I begged at evening
when I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
but once you have set the wages,
why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial's hire,
only to learn, dismayed,
that any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.