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Attention Deficit

Or attention kaleidoscope

By Meagan DionPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
Attention Deficit
Photo by Külli Kittus on Unsplash

Deficit you say?

I am the queen of losing track of my...

Squirrel... I mean,

Truthfully, as an ADHD woman I really have no greater skill than

Riffling through the rolodex of my mind to share with you

Any number of truly random and impressive facts,

Causing your jaw to drop and your mind to be boggled.

There is, for example, an herb that can pull out a tick head

If you apply it as a poultice.

Or, did you know that caterpillars completely breakdown into goo before

Neatly becoming a beautiful butterfly?


About the Creator

Meagan Dion

My life is a little crazy. Four kids, homeschool, hotel clerk, write, create and coffee. Coffee is a verb. Do you coffee? I aspire to blow glass and finish / publish my novel. I would like to have an impact. Also, coffee.

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  • RM Stockton3 months ago

    Clever! Congratulations on a well-deserved win.

  • Oneg In The Arctic3 months ago

    Absolutely love this- because SAME. Sometimes I also turn into goo before I can fly again.

  • Ruth Stewart3 months ago

    My sister is ADHD; she flits like a butterfly from one project to another. Love this piece, especially the coffee. I, personally, do coffee!

  • Kelsey Clarey3 months ago

    This is a great piece! Definitely put me in mind of many of the ADHD having people in my life.

  • Cendrine Marrouat3 months ago

    OMG, this is such a great piece! You describe ADHD so well!

  • Talia Devora3 months ago

    You nailed this one! Well done!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Outstanding!!! Love this!!! Congratulations on T S too!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Very funny. Congrats on the TS

  • Great job and vision shone ❤️😉❗

  • Umm..., what were we talking about? Extremely well done & entertaining.

  • very good

  • Donnalisa Madrigal4 months ago

    OMG. Your “About the Creator” section! You had me at “Coffee is a verb.”😭 It was the cherry on top of the icing after reading your entry. ❤️

  • Sara Urias4 months ago

    As a fellow ADHD'er, I found this funny and relatable!! Unfortunately, fortunately?! I like to think of it as an "attention kaleidoscope"!

  • Jazzy Gonçalves 4 months ago

    This captured distraction well!

  • Hahaha that was an excellent take on the challenge… the distraction baked right in. Excellent stuff.

  • Andrew C McDonald4 months ago

    I adore the picture and the segue from “losing track of my … Squirrel!’ made me laugh. Great Distraction.

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    I'm not ADHD but find this relatable in some ways. Love the conversational style of this and all those interesting and informative sidesteps! Congrats on Top Story!

  • When you get some coffee send me some lol

  • Jigah Success4 months ago

    Very funny

  • Jacob Johnson 4 months ago

    Beautiful squirrel

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    This is both serious and funny. Quite the coup in a short acrostic. Well done.

  • Lena Borondia4 months ago

    Love this! It's like looking into a mind mirror!

  • J. R. Lowe4 months ago

    Hahaha well thanks for sharing the fun facts and thoughts from your wonderful mind 🧠

  • I'm ADD and this was so relatable! I just cannot focus for the life me, lol! Loved your poem! Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • MT Poetry4 months ago

    Deficit you say? This poet's mind dances with squirrels and enlightens with random wonders, leaving jaws dropped and minds boggled.

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