That Distracts Me

Lexi LongoOctober 5, 2011

There are few things

That distract me so

Like the sound of the waves

And the way they flow

One of these things

Is the sky

The way it breathes

All the way up high

But the one thing

That distracts me so

Is turning the pages

From the book which I hold

I am drifting, I am drifting

From the story on the page

It takes me in

Without so much as a wage

It is books that distract me

From all that I did

But I read them

So I don’t think about you

Lexi Longo is 13 years old and is a 7th grader at the Tower Hill School in Delaware. She loves Shakespeare, enjoys reading and writing and dreams of someday writing an novel, likely about Shakespeare.