fLIP Magazine / Online Feature

Poem: Leisure

Swimming Pool in Tuscany
by Bart Brownell
by Steve Gross

As the French say
Le sure way to
Get through the day
Without doing anything clever or
Earning any money for
Others who expect it occasionally
The pure essence of
The idea being
We are the free few who
Can do no work for
The inclusive time it takes
To break free and experience
The liberty of
Time’s chains released
To allow us to cease
Our incessant march of progress
And to release ourselves from
Our self-imposed regime where we can be
Seen to being, achieving something to
Allow us to accept
Our sloth as being
Well worth the colossal effort involved
Whoever could have guessed
How much it takes to
Make it work effectively .