napowrimo day 25


Paying Attention

So often
I am dreaming,
dozing,
zombieing
through life
with my head
cloudy and bright
above the rest
of my body
tethered
to the web.

So often
I am reading,
not really
attentitive
to sounds
or colors
or anything
but the words;
the words
that spin
through
my head
always.

So often
forgetting
what it means
to sit,
just sit
and taste
what is
in front
of me:
this cashew
thai spiced.

So green,
herbal.
So crisp,
creamy.
So sour/sweet
and then spicy
the little kick
of gratitude
delayed,
of attention
finally
paid.