This poem is taken from Stand 240, 21(4) December 2023 - February 2024.

Margaret Wilmot Two Poems
From what was this time deducted?
                       —Louise Glück

That was the real question, and in a general way easy enough
          to answer: work.  In one capacity or another. Rest implying
          from work, play a form of not-work.
Of course, as so often, the answer was unsatisfactory: What was work?
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