The True Philosopher
Whatever gets me out of doing things
Is what I’ll do, or else refrain from doing.
I seek the leisure of unwarlike kings,
Of knights who know of no quest worth pursuing.
I come unglued – and charge you with ungluing—
When urgency intrudes upon my ease.
Can’t you folks see that it’s yourselves you’re screwing?
Why do you make demands, prove hard to please?
I would get up and fall upon my knees
To beg for peace – if only this deep chair
Were not so comfy. Common sense agrees
With my restraint. Activity’s unfair!
The true philosopher will opt for rest.
If you want to get busy, be my guest.