Thursday 21 April 2022

Mission Not Accomplished

Dear Reader, I hope that you actually can't relate to this poem... 

On The Verge

I'm looking for a pen I already hold in my hand.

Walking towards the kitchen where I last saw it,

Startled by its presence where I least expect it,

I return to my room more than a little concerned.

"Do you ever go to put the tea-pot in the fridge?"

I ask friends. "I mean I don't actually do it.

And the tea-pot cupboard is beside the fridge."

Lateral proximity confusion- my own term for it.

They laugh and concur, but I still wonder.

And today my wonder has just morphed into alarm 

For I remember suddenly

That I was looking for a dictionary and not a pen.

Copyright 2022 Cathy Leonard All rights reserved

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