Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Day Before the Sabbath

I started hacking at the weeds in the front yard
but it was hot out, and the work was hard,
so after about ten minutes, I quit,
and walked inside my nice cool house to sit

in my favorite chair and watch the TV.
The sounds and pictures washed over me
for hours and hours, many, many hours,
until at last I surrendered all my powers

of perseverance.  I’m OK with that.  It’s Saturday.
I don’t have to earn a living today,
I don’t care what my neighbors say,
or even the president of the H.O.A.

Next there’s gonna be a show about monkeys
and I wanna watch that show about monkeys 
and come to think of it, I never did know

why it was such a sin to let the weeds grow.