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Poetry by Robert Stone: Necessary Tasks, a sonnet

Necessary tasks
- a sonnet reflecting on "Distracted," a play by Lisa Loomer
Procrastination and distraction share
avoiding necessary tasks at hand.
One focused, other focusing no where,
both answering illogical demand.

Is fear of first encounters cause of loss
by forfeiting new chances through neglect?
Is fascination with both gloss and dross
sad sign of problem solving disconnect

. What past has swallowed up what might have been
by overwhelming wondering what if.
What future will the timid never win
afraid to venture from old habits stiff.

With tender touch beginnings can persist
for caring comforts cannot be unkissed.

- Robert Stone, 3 March 2013
The next previous Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: What might come to be

This story was posted on 2013-03-03 14:53:14
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