the patient needs her rest,
stop bothering her with these trivial things!’
‘It’s not our fault, madame, she’s doing it herself.
She won’t sit still
no matter how many tasks she completes
I’ve never seen anyone procrastinate from resting!’
The maid bustled over to the weary girl perfectly
content in organising her affairs.
‘Now madame says you must retire to your bed
so please consider, for my sake,
to lay down your head
or at the very least
settle down with a cup of tea
and observe the birds flitting about the trees.’
The girl raised her head,
considering her brain’s suggestion,
and ignored it once again.