30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 8

Absent-minded Intent

decidedly unaware

of the everywhere but here

but always frenetically responsive

hard

in will and wand

not without mercy,

just terribly insistent

even his walk

suggests intent–

hands wrestling with

the bottom of pockets

for change

that may or may not be

urgent enough

to hold onto to.

a passing cloud says

no worries

destruction is creation–but

I am justifying

minimizing

bumbling through our midday exchange

whispering that I want more

when he leans in close,

I can sing a refrain

that sustains the glory

of what I want to give him.

when will he know

our conversations

could last a lifetime?

**Written in 2004 when I wished on a star that Paul Gibbons might notice me. He did. We have never looked back.

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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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