Poised at my desk, I’ve work to do
Deep concentration is required
History papers to look through
At spotting errors I’m inspired.
I plunge into long reams of text,
Become involved in author’s prose
Some turns of phrase leave me perplexed;
I juggle words until all flows.
While thus “bonded” with my screen,
The phone rings several times today
Its interruption on my scene
Compelling - it won’t go away.
Four times I rise and take a call
My finger’s in so many pies
That my diary entries never stall
And each day brings a new surprise!
(c) Poet in the woods 2014