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Paula M. Puddephatt


Distraction


She grabs at each distraction,
in the hope that she might find
something that can ease the pain,
and fill her heart and mind.

She tries to shut out her emotions,
instructing her imagination,
to leave well alone:
select another destination.

It's as if she's going crazy -
and she's trying to let go,
and be reasonable and rational,
and not to let her feelings show -

and so she grabs at each distraction,
hoping.

Submitted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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