Teach yourself to worry about nothing
not to dread new emails in your inbox
what kind of letters the postman will bring
bills dropping on the porch floor like breezeblocks
Picture your name engraved on a tombstone
etched by the day you were born, today’s date.
Take ten minutes extra for lunch, go home
and don’t apologise for being late
Take a siesta, go to the garden
plant sunflowers, water them once a week
get out a deckchair,
read the Guardian
and if you decide you want a quick sleep
sprawl yourself across your brand new hammock
ignore the outside world, let it run amok.
It’s hard to imagine being stress free
not to worry how things will be next year
or what people are saying about me
I go outside with a bottle of beer
because lunchtime is now siesta time
barbecue is not skiving,
eat sausages, rice salad, pour some wine
instead of being stressed, you’re paragliding
through the air, waving at people below.
Whenever you feel you’re being hassled
go to the garden and no-one will know
you’re on your own on a bouncy castle
Life can be confusing, but here’s a hunch
to enjoy your life, first enjoy your lunch.