nothing to do


nothing to do
Nokyoung Xayasane

So this is what it’s like
to have nothing to do.
This morning, I woke up
and I made my coffee
and a green smoothie.

I went out on my balcony
with two drinks and two books,
but I came back inside
because it was too sunny
and hot out.

I thought, I could watch any movie
I wanted to, or
if I’m really at a loss,
I’ll read my old anatomy
textbook or perhaps write a novel.

Today, I didn’t make a list.
Maybe I’ll eat a bunch of chips
and fall asleep listening to
music from the 60s and 70s
(my faves).

Then I thought, So this is what it’s like
to not be in love or entangled in someone.
I feels pretty normal and ordinary.
Maybe I’ll begin a love affair for fun,
but I’ll probably just write a poem instead.