Child’s Burden, the World

Today’s sentence: “You must pay attention!”

I heard it often:

“You must pay attention!”

And I’d nod, agree, while

Within my head swirling

Began, dizzy whirl of thoughts

So many words flying…

Fast-winged creatures, ideas

Images too quick-moving…

How could I be attentive

To each and every one?

Yet it seemed the adults’

Expectation…that my brain

Could juggle day’s busy

Business, keep all their world

Spinning like plates in air…

Not letting one iota, dust mote

Escape, fall by wayside…for

I was responsible, mustn’t allow

Vast universe to crash, be no more.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.


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