07 August 2009

Attention Span


One of those days where threads
in mind don’t stay cogent long
enough to illuminate

moments ago I foresaw a grave
situation arising from a sentence
I half heard in the News

mass unhappy endings implied and
– instantly translated into an
indecent shift of spatial attention

probably a saving grace; I may
have missed the point by
focus drift and work-shy feet

but this attention span of mine is
milliseconds shorter than
the space it occupies 
© 25 June 2009, I. D. Carswell