His penchant
for distraction
extended to the
most trivial of

the slant of the
being just off level,

the reluctant menace
of the honey bees,

the parched utopia
of his quaint little
back room herbarium.

But, the one
that occupied the
of his time

was his incessant
attempts — despite impatient
inquiries and offers of
assistance —
to master the clasp
nestled in the middle
of her back.


 A bit of fun wrestled from Shawna’s Poetic Words.



Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

5 responses to “Persistence

  1. This is SO good! Love it!

  2. It’s all great, but your last two stanzas rocked my world. 🙂 I love this! Your endings are always so clever. I also really dig the opening. Nice work, Mark. Thanks for writing.

  3. Oh funny! And I had a distracting slanting photograph in my poem too–

  4. This IS a bit of wrestled fun. Love it. That last line made me smile.
    And I love this word bump:
    “the reluctant menace
    of the honey bees”

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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