… a Task to Do

The water dances here below 
 the old abandoned mill; 
I know I've got a task to do, 
 but I don't think I will. 

It isn't that I do not care, 
 or that I'm big on shirking: 
It's just that that there's a presence here 
 that rejects 

 overworking

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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