by Steven Urquhart Bell
After Arthur Guiterman
“Should we all be lazier?: Why everyday idleness could save the world”
The student taking extra classes
Has frown-lines deeper than crevasses.
The ladder-climbing employee
Is going bald at forty-three.
The supervisor working late,
No time for gym, has put on weight.
But unambitious, idle me
Is slim, hirsute and wrinkle-free.