I Don’t Want to Talk About Work

I wrote a poem this morning, inspired by the movie Paterson.  Ron Padgett, who actually wrote the poems for the movie anticipated this. In an interview with the PBS newshour he said, “Maybe a film like Paterson will help some people say, ‘huh, maybe I could write something like this too’.”

But I didn’t know that when I wrote it.

It’s 7AM.
Time to start the routine
The same routine every day

I take a shower
Shave
Brush my teeth

Put work clothes on
And torment myself
Over whether to eat breakfast

But I don’t want to talk about work
I get up at 5 or 6
I stretch or write

Who do I blame?
That’s what I want to know
That’s what I write about

Lately I’ve been having breakfast
And drinking coffee
And liking it

But I’m behind
Always behind
In my tasks

Maybe when I retire
I’ll keep a blog
And ride a bicycle

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3 thoughts on “I Don’t Want to Talk About Work

  1. I see, trying to channel your inner poet… Good attempt, although I’d have thought Paterson was somewhat more verbose…
    If you don’t want to talk about work then don’t talk about it! I never talk about work outside of work. Think of your retirement and all the things you can do then. Perhaps you can devote a post to the positives. The green shoots. We are never too old (or young) to dream and to act on our dreams.

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