running on island time
is an esoteric way for us
to disobey the strict demands
of our collective schedules
tweek the algorithms that
serve to predict where we go
when we go injecting a little
mystery as to our whereabouts
at any given time
if a host should say
be there around 8
all bets are off
you can arrive at 2 or 10
mixing with your friends
never requires a clock
so sometimes
even earlier will do
if it’s a work thing
there is ferry traffic
oatmeal fog
half inch of snow
jet flew over
strangling your alarm clock
you thought you saw a
flying saucer bengal tiger
gun with a man
kids were sick so
finish the coffee tea
tv show bowl or whatever
you’re on island time
and the rest of the world
can just wait