Attending the Poet

Despite distorted microphones,
the whooshing traffic, playground fray,
the smartphone taps, and hallway chats,

a poet speaks above the fuss
to those attending to attend

- who know they need to heed those words.

Attending the Poet © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: February 16, 2022