what are your distractions

The easy part is the walking
with doves giving their silent
blessings, and you succumb

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to distractions without complaints
islands of red and green bushes,

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California poppies, yellow and orange
daisies dancing with the breeze.
You reach the river

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greet a sitting fisherman watching
his line, from the corner of your eye
sees a white heron that suddenly flies
skimming the water, quickly you reach
for your cell phone to capture its flight.
Returning home a palm tree

 

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fans the sidewalk, your shadow
playing with its leaves.