Poem, Marvelous Distractions

I wrote this a few years ago. I find it interesting that the same things that I sometimes use to numb out/distract myself are also the things that unexpectedly occasionally touch my heart.

Marvelous Distractions

Give me a cup of tea,” she said,

“I need a cup of tea.

Something to sip the day away,

Warmth to comfort my frozen heart.”


“Give me a book to read,” she said,

“I need a book to read.

Something to take me far from here,

Sorrow to stir my frozen heart.”


“Give me a summer storm,” she said,

“I need a summer storm.

Something to wake me up again,

Monsoons to melt my frozen heart.”


Susan Park