Through My Eyes

A distraction is the roaring sirens

during the keynote speaker

screaming cicadas
at the Friday night drive-in
a glaring red summer’s night wildfire

in the distant mountains from our campground

the backfire of a real hoopty

during a solemn funeral procession
criticisms from naysayers

while you make a point at a meeting

the flutter of a skirt walking by

when you held my attention up until then

You are not a distraction. You are
the atypical bridge accentuating my typical melody

the savory reduction on my bland dish

the hot spring of water flowing into my icy winter’s creek
You are not a distraction.
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