Focus

I look at my screen and type in letters and numbers
Click, clack, click, clack
My keyboard goes rhythmically
I pretend to be deeply engrossed in whatever is happening on my monitor
I get a feeling of incompleteness
I look in the corner of my eyes 
My hands are stretching to the right of my keyboard
where my phone lies
I move my hand back to the keyboard
I take a big breath
Fighting the itch to pick up my phone 
Listen mindfully
I tell myself
Be present
This image depict a woman sitting in front of her laptop working/studying.
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels
I eavesdrop on the conversations of nature, outside
The sighing of the breeze
The rustling of the leaves 
Hanging for dear life on their branches
The swishing and swirling of dried leaves 
Scraping the soil and flying over the ground
Yip, Yap, Growl, Howl
A dog barking 
Within the boundaries of its home
Another dog yapping
In response to his friend
The constant chirping of birds 
I hear it all
Photo by luizclas from Pexels
I hear the 'ping' of my phone
The roar of a car
The screech of tires 
Pressing honks
The sputtering of a motorcycle
The clicks of my mouse
The clacks of the keys on my keyboard
All resonating in my mind
Full of jumbled thoughts 
Tangled, twisted and all tied up tight
I hear it all
I take a sip of water from my water bottle
Stretch and elongate my spine
And continue typing
Something changes
I can no longer hear the sounds
Nature's conversations seem dim, far away
I hear the clicks of my mouse
The clacks of the keys on my keyboard
The breath that I expel
The words on my screen

Feature Photo credit: Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels

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