the opposite of distraction is joy

Posted by on 12.14.08 | 21 Comments
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This week’s submission for One Single Impression. The prompt for December 14th is: distractions

The word distraction derives from the Latin word distrahere, to pull apart. These poems are about the lack of distractions (the pulling toward) for two unique beings–my rescued deaf Husky, Geronimo, and the poet Tammy from The Daily Warrior .


perigee luna

dancing northern dog

straining to his harness

early morning trek leaves

nothing to be desired

the pull is the snowy moon

Taken at 6am this morning on our spectacular suburban iditerod.


Tammy thrives

without full mobility

distractions delimited

warrior unleashed

heart pulls towards meaning

Tammy and friend sitting on Tammy’s walker, hunting Christmas trees,
stuck in the mud. Never a stick-in-the-mud herself,
Tammy is an
astounding 18 year veteran of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), long past the
holding out for the cure. My bet is on Tammy.

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