I think I'm getting distracted again
from this current situation I'm in
by letting my thoughts simply go rampant
and lead me down interesting tangents
that will consume my thoughts for an hour or two
distracting me from what I should do.

So please come and remind me before I get lost
inside of my jumble of unorganized thoughts.
But if it happens again I may need another
string to tie on of a different color.

I am so busy now, but sometimes
I forget to concentrate, forget to cleave
to my research like a dog to its master—
forgetting also to be the vigilant on-site veterinarian
at the livestock auction, checking the hooves
and teeth of premises, discerning which ones
are strong enough not to buckle beneath the weight
of the conclusions I need them to support. Forgotten
the article, and its title, and forgotten, too,
its careful crabways crawl towards the True,
or was it always just a slither towards the truly
publishable? Let the loose veneer of all of this
flake away like centuries-old goldleaf,
until a window is revealed piece by piece.
And through that window, a vision of you,
loveliest acupuncturist, pushing
soft rays of light into my chest and eyes. 

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