I Want to Waste Time

I want to read a spy novel.
I want to fly a space ship
into danger.
I want to study chess and
play it on Thursday nights,
Pinochle on Wednesdays.
I want to kiss my wife
at eleven in the morning
to keep us both from working.
She wants to practice archery-
on horseback.

I want to deliver a letter
to someone far away, by sailboat.
I want to listen to records,
smoke cigars, sip drinks and talk.
But I don't tend to sip.

I want to waste time
but I don't want to feel
like I wasted time.

Franco Bertucci

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