“Make It Count”
A Maker poem by Lydel Matthews

We make up,
We break up,
We make ends meet.

We make out,
We make believe.

We make the bed.
We make bread.
We make connections.
We make change.

Made of cotton.
Made of glass.
Made of steel.

Made by hand,
Made in-house,
Made with love,
Made to last,
Made for all.

Made of sugar and spice;
Made of snips and snails.
Make it go away.
Make my day.

Make it to the end.
Make it to the top.
Make it down when you come around.
Make it in before the door shuts.

Make me bleed.
Make you blush.
Make time,
Make peace,
Make it count.