In Praise of Idleness

      by Naomi Beth Wakan and Michael Dylan Welch

First published by the Federation of BC Writers in Wordworks 2021:1, January 2021, page 12 (shown below), together with my essay, “Curing Poetic Loneliness with Rengay.” We originally wrote this 
rengay in late January 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic required idleness of us all.

clouds move
across the skylight
I drift along too                                                              Naomi

        lazy day
        in the La-Z-Boy                                                       Michael

my list
of things to do
as my bookmark                                                             Naomi

writer at work
stretched out
in his hammock                                                               Michael

        even when supper calls
        my unmoving husband                                          Naomi

beach weather . . .
our frisbee still
on top of the cooler                                                       Michael