Rishi Talks to Sam

 

I want to write a book.

Once I wanted to write a book. I had pages of notes for it. It was going to be a book in eleven languages. When I started working here I had stickers all over my broom: words for "broom" in eleven languages. But I couldn't keep my mind on my sweeping. I got caught reading on the job. I was afraid the dean would fire me for incompetence, and being a horrible janitor was more menial humiliation than I thought I could take, as a writer. Now I just sweep the floor and leave the poetry to the poets. Why write poetry?

I want to write a book to change the world.

Once I wanted to write a book. I had pages of notes for it. It was going to be a language. When I work I love my broom: even language. But I keep on sweeping. I got caught in the job. I was afraid for in the janitorial militia I thought as a writer. Now I just sweep the floor and leave the poetry to the poets. Why try?

I want to write, but it takes more than a book to change the world.

Once I wanted to write a book. I had pages of notes for it. Now I just sweep the floor and leave the poetry to the poets.

I want to write, but it takes time. And more than a book, I want to change the world.

Once I wanted to write a book. Now I just sweep the floor and leave.

I want to write, but it takes time. And there must be something I want more than a book, and why do I want to change the world..?

Once I wanted to write a book. Now I just sweep the floor.

I want to write, but it takes time, and a job to buy that time. And as long as I have a job there must be something I want more than a book, and why do I want to change the world..? to write a book. I want to write a book to change the world to write a book.

I just sweep the floor.

 

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