(I’ve written about my teeth till I’m ‘blue in the face.’
I think my tooth extraction was a bit of a disgrace
I’ve been in so much pain, but they don’t know why
The doctor gave me morphine, so now I’m rather high)
I think I’ll change the subject; I’m finding this a bore
I’ll shut those tedious thoughts out and open a new door
I’ll pick up my new book and turn page after page
I can concentrate much better; now I’m not so full of rage
So, let us wander elsewhere; my muse is very willing
No more talk of teeth and pain, extractions and fillings
I’m sitting at my laptop as I search for something fresh
The screen’s gone blank, as the page has just refreshed!
I don’t want more laptop trouble; I’ve had enough of that
Now, Peanut’s on the keyboard; that blooming nuisance cat!
How’s a girl to think with this commotion going on?
Now the doorbell’s ringing; oh, damn, it’s neighbour, John!
Will I ever get this poem written and finished to the end?
All of these distractions are driving me ‘round the bend
The cat’s now sleeping peacefully, dreaming in her bed
Oh, now she’s woken up again, demanding to be fed
There is no peace for me today to write and concentrate
Now, here comes the postman, walking through my gate
I’m hoping for a letter, but he says, no, they’re all bills
Pass the morphine, will you, I need a few more pills.
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
If you read my last post, Decluttering the Clutter – Stage 1, you’ll know what I’ve been involved with recently.
Yesterday, I was just so ridiculously run off my feet that I barely had time to read any of my blogging buddies’ posts, so I’m way, way behind. I think I only managed to comment on one post. My world is distracting me immensely, which I’m finding extremely frustrating. I’m rarely so busy that I hardly have time to think, let alone read anything. I have an excellent book called The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak on loan from the library, and I haven’t even had time to get past the introduction.
This morning, just to cap it all, my email account has crashed! Just what I need! This means I’m not getting any notifications of new posts. However, I do know that when I last looked (yesterday evening), I had the sum total of 47 emails sitting there, all screaming out for attention. I’m getting some blogs through the WordPress Reader, but there are just too many to catch up with. I’d intended to deal with them all today, but it’s obviously not to be.
I don’t know when my email account will be up and running again, so please bear with me if I seem not to notice your posts. I doubt I’ll catch up with all of them even once Yahoo has sorted out the problem. I’m unsure if it’s all of Yahoo or just my account that’s malfunctioning. I have a more than a sneaking suspicion that it’s me who’s malfunctioning!
So … to all my lovely readers, friends and blogging buddies, you may notice I’m not present on your blog for the time being, but rest assured, I will be back before too long. Happy blogging in the meantime.