Maelstrom

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Center of my vision
until I ignore it
then lurks at the periphery

Lures me in
summons my heart
consumes everything I give

Turn my focus elsewhere
lull it to sleep
maybe I can sneak away

Family, work, home and hobby
music, art, and life
engage me for an hour

But still it hovers
jealous, sullen
pitiless, inexorable

I can’t escape
it never sleeps
and one day will swallow me
whole without a sound.

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