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As Slowly as Possible

Try to live as slowly as possible
dont panic, it really it feasible:
take all day to get dressed,
for a week be obsessed
with watching paint dry. Marvel
                as slowly as possible

over whether space is collapsible
in the very long run. Stay unstressed,
innocent, wondering, gullible

avoid ever being sensible,
be jobless, slothful, indefensible,
unjustly, arbitrarily blessed.
And dont fall in love second-best
is having a heart only flammable
                as slowly as possible . . .

Tom Vaughan


If you have any thoughts on this poem,  Tom Vaughan  would be pleased to hear them.

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