Sonnet: O City, City
Poem By Delmore Schwartz
I wish nothing more than to sit,
Doing nothing and liking it.
IF I wish.
I wish nothing more than to walk,
And not seek a word of conversation.
IF I have an inclination,
To do this without a bit of hesitation.
I wish nothing more to take a nap.
If that is where my mind is at.
And if I wish nothing more than to be alone...
It is not because I am lonely.
It is because that is what I wish.
To be undisturbed when and IF I wish,