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April 2015, vol 11 no 1

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dl mattila

Distraction


I ask for his undivided       attention       and even though he might look as though he's attending       his attention is in fact       divided       I know this because he's so stoic       and his head nods don't sync       with the thoughts       I'm expressing       and though he's unaware I'm aware he's half-listening       this disturbs me       and then I lose track of

the point
I was making
the mainsail
starts to luff


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