September 15, 2018

Don Aslett

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.

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