Tunnel vision



in the air between
the High street chatter, the cafe clatter
the girls that giggle, the toddlers that wriggle
the drunks that stagger, the studs that swagger
the shop window scene where mannequins preen

in the air between
the Christians that preach, the beggars that reach
the ice-cream man, the delivery van
the boys that slouch, the addicts that gouch
the political tracts with their questionable facts

our souls meet

and drift

to a distant island made of you and I

when we hear the echoes of the day
whispering in our ears
we think it is merely the sigh of a wayward wind

we smile indulgently
and we kiss

©Jane Paterson Basil

27 thoughts on “Tunnel vision

    1. Thank you – I’ve been away from your site for a while, because I was so frustrated with my comments not showing up, but it seems they are again, so maybe my pingbacks will work too.
      Now I’m not getting email alerts. Is there no end to this torture? 🙂


  1. Just saw the reblog of this. It’s beautiful Jane. Did you see the WP announcement about pingback problems a few days ago… they’re working on it, apparently. Again 🙂


    1. I didn’t see the announcement because I’m not receiving any WP emails of any kind. There’s a lot of stuff that WP need to fix. Every time I login I feel as if I have a paper bag over my head, noe that I’m no longer getting email reminders. For all I know I may have had a response from the WP forum, but haven’t got the email notification. I’m fed up.

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        1. No. If it wasn’t for all my friends on WP I would emigrate to Blogspot. I’m disgusted. It’s putting me off switching my laptop on. I’ve had one problem after another, and aside from an email asking me to fill out a form and another telling me that they’d sorted the (original) problem out, nothing has happened – actually that’s not true, something has happened, it’s got worse.
          Oh, and they seem to have become less accessible. I can’t even find the email contact form.

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              1. I got that impression. Maybe they’re getting too big. WP uni is now all self-learning. I’ve signed up for a few, but find I’m skimming through and not doing them properly. Without that daily task stuff and inter-action, it’s just not the same.

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                1. That’s what I found – yes, it’s probably getting too big. I expect Monsanto will be buying it up soon, and using it as a brainwashing tool.
                  “Genetic engineering is good, genetic engineering is goooood.”

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    1. Thank you. When I was in my teens I saw a guy playing pool and instantly fell for him. The next time I saw him I was in the middle of a busy dance floor. I happened to glance towards the door, and saw him coming in. We locked eyes and walked towards each other. I got tunnel vision. All I could see was him, surrounded by a bright aura, beyond which there was only blackness. We met in the middle and danced. Every romantic poem I write is about him.

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