I wrote an acrostic poem for a poetry challenge on Vocal Media. The word assigned was distraction. Instead of thinking what distraction ( the word itself) means to me and describing it line by line, as I think a lot of acrostic poetry does, I immediately thought back to childhood. I thought of how much I wanted and counted on The Oppressor in my home to be distracted, to not see me or what I was doing. Because even if I did my very best to do everything right, if his attention came my way, his wrath would shortly follow.
Check out my poem “Distraction” on Vocal Media.