At the Center of Attention

Attention presses,

Distractions crack,
collapse, and free

a truth confusion
once entombed

beneath dirt
of perplexity.

The core obscured
returns to light

restoring focus
lost by sight

to reach the center,
seek the soul,

exhume the essence,
know the whole.

At the Center of Attention © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: April 24, 2021