A LONG HARD LAZY APPRENTICESHIP OF DOING NOTHING

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You would think by now that people would know better

Than to ask me what I have been doing with my time.

And you would think by now that I would have come up

With an answer that would silence them. But I still stumble,

Crumble and quail when faced with this thankless enquiry.

I suppose I could tell them the truth: that after all the brooding,

Abstraction and evasion, there just isn’t much time left

To do the work, or to tell the truth.

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One Response to “A LONG HARD LAZY APPRENTICESHIP OF DOING NOTHING”

  1. matthewahern Says:

    I listened to Matt Johnson tonight recite this poem. Wonderful that I’ve found this. I purchased the book from Amazon this evening and await it in earnest.
    ~Matthew

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