We did invent boredom,
a fruitful state.
It hid the size of our desires.
We were spared many murders,
because we could say, "I am bored."
A kind of clarity
came when we said it
and we could go to Paris or the movies,
give useful parties, master languages,
rather than sink our teeth in our lover's throat
and shake till things felt right again.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
poem about boredom
A snippet from a poem referenced by my friend Lillers.