Whilst rummaging through a musty old cardboard box, I came across some more notebooks.
I found a couple more poems whose jib I liked the cut of so I reworked them. This is one from around 2003.
Driven to Distraction
By David Milligan-Croft
I am trying to avoid your gaze,
When you look up from your desk.
I am trying to ignore you,
When you stand by the water cooler.
I am trying not to notice the way your auburn hair cascades
When you lean over my desk.
I am trying not to inhale your Poison
As you glide by the photocopier.
I am trying not to notice your smile
From across the boardroom table.
I am trying to avert my eyes,
When your slender ankles clip-clip down the corridor.
I am trying to be ambivalent,
About the new dress you bought in Paris.
I am trying to dismiss your emerald eyes,
Framed in dark-rimmed spectacles.
I am trying to be oblivious to the way you laugh,
The way you think – even the way you blink!
And, try as I may to ignore these things,
I carry them with me, every moment,
Of every day.
Although the above poem isn’t in my collection, if you liked the style of it you can find more of them by simply clicking on the cover image below.