Shalom Freedman

Freshman - 1,517 Points (Troy New York)

Waiting For The Work Week To Begin


Waiting for the working week to begin
Impatience rules
The largest quasar cluster has been discovered
Four hundred billion light years across
Its sunny but cold after a week of rain
Morning davvening has been done
Breakfast has been accomplished
If without full satisfaction
Errands delayed must be done
The pharmacy first of all
A call may come taking me to another work
I have a plan of the work I must do
The manuscript I must correct
And so far have avoided-

The week must begin
But I am reluctant to begin in it
I will walk out now to the pharmacy
I will be in the sun
I will waste time though a poem might come
But when will I really work?
Or will I delay?

The working week must begin sometime
Though I have had many weeks
in which I never really have begun-

Time is not on my side
I am seventy years old
Still the sun is shining outside-

Whether the week has begun or not
I imagine the largest quasar cluster is not any smaller
Four hundred billion light years
And I will never even journey through one of them-

Nonetheless I will soon go out walking to the pharmacy
The week in work still not yet begun.

Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Edited: Monday, January 14, 2013

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