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Counter Arts

In Praise of Nothing

Space out with me

Wind pattern of waves in the sand
Photo by Sumner Mahaffey on Unsplash

(For Dana)

One of my secret ninja skills is spacing out. I’ve always had it, and I find great comfort in the nothingness of it.

Luckily, I work from home now, and people aren’t around to ask me if I’m okay or to make jokes about how I’m doing nothing, and do I need something to do?

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers