How to Stop Doing and Be

by Gary Hardaway

Disregard John Calvin's admonitions
whispered in your ear to work hard,
acquire, and strive always to acquire more

as proof of your election to Heaven
through the mysterious grace of God.
Confront Calvin. Tell him to fuck off.

Have a nice dinner out, see a play,
and have a few drinks after at a nice café.
Stay up late and sleep in on Sunday.

Answer no texts or emails from work.
Monday will come soon enough to get
what needs to be done, done.