distraction.

Standard

sometimes you find it

even in the

most unlikely of places

like tucked away

under a picnic table

on a farm with gentle deer

that you feed

 apples and leaves to

while indoor tennis lessons

are going on in the barn

a ping pong table

standing by

waiting to be played upon

a farm house, museum, and gardens

sitting quietly

all surrounded

by corn fields and a golf course

way out in the middle of nowhere. 

“skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion.

everything else is a distraction.”

-talib kweli

38 responses »

  1. It’s a beautiful poem, Beth. I love the quote too. Compassion, kindness… things that are so nearly forgotten that many people now define them as “stupidity.” (Before I left the Federal Government, one high level executive told me that another exec thought I was stupid for my kindness…) I’m happy to see the need for these things encouraged. Hugs on the wing.

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