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FIFA is playing downstairs on the PS 1. I need distraction sometimes. Leisure has such bad connotations for me. I see well to do English chaps playing badminton.

Quite a tightrope. Labor and leisure.

Looking at independent secondary schools for a teaching gig. I like teaching all in all. I need headspace for writing poetry. Perhaps headspace is more important than physical time.

Telemarketing did not create headspace. All I wrote about was telemarketing and the numb mind.

The numb may be good
for some
but as for me
I need a mind
unstuck in time.



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