Don’t Kill Time

I don’t want to kill time.
That’s barbaric.
I am content to wait.

I will sit here
and let him go by
as slowly as he likes.

Time is not so disagreeable
when you are not
trying to kill him.

One can get to know him
and understand him
a little better.

No. I don’t want to kill time.

But sometimes I want
to tie him up
and lock him in the closet for awhile.

Franco Bertucci


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