After Reading Li Po

Learning to do nothing

I learned learning

Wasn’t nothing but

Something I was doing.

So I decided to stop

Learning, or even doing

But learned deciding

To stop learning was still

Doing what I didn’t

Want to do. I wanted

Just to do nothing.

But then I realized that

I simply couldn’t do

Nothing, only something.

So I stopped trying

To do nothing, something

Told me to stop stopping

And stop starting too,

But I was busy listening

To something . I couldn’t stop.

So I kept going until

I was so far gone

There was nothing

To be done. I smiled

And knew in smiling it

Wasn’t me but everything

I tried so hard to do

Was smiling me. So I

Did it. Simply smiled.