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Distracted


JoelJosol
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To fall asleep on this seat,

on a long haul flight,

 

may appear to shake you

off my thoughts,

 

but the air turbulence

will shake me awake instead.

 

The airplane's ceiling lamps

are all turned-off

 

but you are my reading light,

spot lit on the laptop,

 

my hands and fingers

busy on the keys.

 

Maybe, it's the best way

to ride this disturbance:

 

you-

distracting me.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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A good closure here. I like how you make the air turbulence resonate with the emotional turbulence.

 

 

Thank you.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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I agree with all of the above!

 

a pleasure to read;-)

 

DC

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Wonderful written and expressed one experience in a plain or it could be just a metaphor.

In both cases the poem sounds wonderful and it has a good connection between the feelings.

 

Good write Joel.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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