SAME OLD GRIND
A dual meaning, do I find
How we think of the phrase, “to grind”?
Most will readily vote or judge
That it’s synonymous with drudge:
To labor till dull, to sweat and travail,
A treadmill on which to weep and wail
But a winner views “grind” differently,
As a process perfecting you and me
For grinding removes excess and rust
Hones and smoothes any ugly crust
Grinding blunts if held flat
Yet wisely angled, it sharpens that
Whether it lifts us up or pulls us down
Depends if we wear a craftman’s crown
It sharpens points and makes edges clean
“Grind” is a friend; it makes us keen.
Don Aslett of McCammon is the founder of The Museum of Clean, 711 S. 2nd Ave., Pocatello, and still enjoys giving tours to all visitors. Check out the museum’s website at www.museumofclean.com.