Living with ADHD

Her entire family is incapable of focusing.
They dash about like hummingbirds, their
Projects laid out, started, never finished,
Never put away, their doors and windows
Never closed, their grand ideas abandoned,
Even contradicted, in a flash. Keys are lost,
And also clothes, and dates forgotten.
Names and recipes pass out of mind as their
Spasmodic eyes are drawn to anything which
Moves. One loses patience with their
Fleeting thoughts. One learns there's
Nothing to be gained by analyzing what
They've said was of importance to them.
Everything is, equally. And nothing is.
I've married into such a hell, and, honestly,
Sometimes, I'd like to leave.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-07-01 at 02:09

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bibek adhikari The PoetBay support member heart!
This is excellent writing, Larry. :)
2020-07-02 Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Eesh... my sympathies? You know when a tv station goes off, and shows that static on the screen, your scene was having that auditory effect in my head - overload. The moment truly felt supercharged. Well done, your words spur so much emotion and clear views - it's a pleasure to read you every time, thanks.

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Just reading this glimpse of an ADHD world puts me on edge.