pay attention

the voice is ancient and familiar,
belonging to school days,
bouncing off the walls of the gym
like end of day announcements
from the principal,
or the bright ping
of a red, rubber four-square ball
entering your zone
when you’re looking the other way.

{Almost a quadrille. I’m counting the hyphenated words as a single word. I knowww …that’s breaking the rules a little, but it’s a poem not algebra, so I hope I’m forgiven. Inspired by a fun prompt from dVerse.}

6 thoughts on “pay attention

  1. I love this!!!

    This as a description of the voice itself:
    “belonging to school days,
    bouncing off the walls of the gym”

    And then the way it pings you in the head in the closing.

    “entering your zone” … Nice.

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  2. Counting hyphenated words as one word is NEVER cheating, on a Quadrille! Especially when I am hosting! I loves me some hyphens! And I love this poem. I can hear that rubber ball. Four-square was big when I was in Elementary school. 😉

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