Intent

Roberta Gould

It took the same intensity
as making a bomb
Nothing could stop her on her knees
searching beneath the refrigerator
for the pin that had been swept under
Concentration of a cat!
Persistence of an ant carrying a ton on its back
Is this what one does with a life, someone asked
an hour devoted to finding nothing
valuable?
Just to meet the challenge
fail with awareness
And to stop, ready for the next round of time