How Do I Bill Thee?

How do I bill thee? Let me count the ways.
I bill thee to the fullest depth and breadth and height
Over three hour lunches, when client is out of sight
For the ends of my being, and an ideal place.
I bill thee to the level of every one
Of my extravagant needs, by sun and lamp-light.
I bill thee freely, as is my ABA granted right;
I bill thee purely, and bask in your Praise.
I bill thee with a passion put to use
In my many briefs, and with childhood’s glee.
I bill thee with a joy I seemed to lose
With my bar exam prep, —I bill thee with the breath,
Smiles, fears, of all my life! —and, if the Partner choose,
I shall continue to bill thee after death.