Master of None

I think I could show the world my
Genius if only I were not so easily
Distracted by such fleetingly
Interesting things as virtual card games
On computer screens or poor shows
Or over-hyped sports events on TV,

Or last minute shopping just before
Ten p.m. for some strange beer
I've yet to try or midnight snacks,
Or recipes for soups or chocolate cakes,
Experiments with herbs and spices
Or the impulse every few weeks

To run, to exercise, take out my bike
Or buy some new piece of equipment,
Or replying late to messages and mail
Rather than responding straight away,
Or cleaning and clipping my nails,
Practising shaving techniques with new blades,

Or driving around the city with friends,
Or drinking tea, trying to ply all trades,
Or starting new poems and lacking the
Attention to properly finish them

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