Friday, 23 May 2014

Opus Interruptus

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

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