How to Overcome Inertia by Betsy Mars (HOW TO Series)   Leave a comment

I like this poem, however, overcoming inertia is not a problem with which I live. I always keep busy, sometimes just reading or listening to music. Maybe I should write a poem, “How to Overcome Drive.” — kenne

Silver Birch Press

still-life-with-sleeper-1940.jpg!LargeHow to Overcome Inertia
by Betsy Mars

Set an alarm. Don’t hit snooze.
Set more alarms

at fifteen minute intervals.
Let your phone fall beneath the bed

where it can’t easily be silenced.
You have to reach to quiet it.

Doze off while thinking
of ways to overcome your inertia.

Encourage the cat to sleep on your bladder.
Remember you are nothing

if not productive.
Forget the bird beyond the pane

unaware of your watching.
Feel the urgency of days and news

forever passing without observing.
Scroll your mind’s endless listing

awaiting scratching. Check
your time, just existing.

IMAGE:Still Life with Sleeper by Henri Matisse (1940).

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I thought about what I have gotten really good at during the pandemic and came up with the obvious answer: inertia! Of course, while practicing inertia so effectively, it was difficult to write. And then how to describe the…

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Posted February 24, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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