i tried to work but…. my brain said… NOPE
so I purloined time
I ran off with it under my arm; panting and looking back to see if i was being chased
I spent it all in one place!
I blew my wad of time!
i was greedy to keep it all for me
i watched a plastic bag on the street tonight …. it skidded and darted dangerously contemptuous of cars passing over it
it was off duty, carrying nothing only free to float and skip and leap with joy
my brain saw that bag
it is not carrying things that must be carried
it skips and jumps and jumps at cars and flies up suddenly then comes down
it leaps with joy
until the time i took is gone