To do nothing

To claim a space is to do nothing in it

this much is true

It is to stand looking at pigeons

doing nothing as well

it is to stand looking at cigarette stubs

Like rain on muted pavements

To do nothing is to think

do crows know and how

do they know

to stand on the telephone wires without getting fried and if

a mistake is made

Does it smell good?

To do nothing in a place

is to have no answer but a glare

for anyone who asks what you are

Doing there.

(nothing)

 

– Sara Anwar

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