Idling for one minute only
Here is a sign that surely reflects
the Puritan heritage of our college.
For though it is meant for the coaches
that pull up to the curb, disbursing
limbs of basketball players
who loiter at the back of the gym,
I always think it applies to me,
standing here in the new warmth
of the winter sun, watching
the first green tips of grass emerge
from the dampness of the ground.