Chasing Monkeys {5 Minute Friday- Focus}

Oh sweet irony of God- Lisa Jo is serving up our five minute word prompt and it is “Focus”. 
Which in light of my current state is hilariously perfect!
So September has come into our lives like an un-caged bunch of zoo monkeys.
I find myself clinging to my planner, clutching it as if somehow the holding it will actually squeeze out more time. The fact is there is only so much we can do in a day. That you can do. That I can do. I am chasing monkeys all over town and realizing the anticipation of the chase gives me stress but here is a strange secret.
I really am learning at last to accept the fact that I do not have to let those monkeys dictate my day. 
I can harness those loose monkeys up, one at a time.
I know all this monkey talk must seem strange. 
But my focus really has been a bit wild.
As in unfocused with the adjustment to the very schedule I was looking forward to beginning.
Excuse me,
one of my monkeys just ran by- um…I’ll catch you later!

Chase some monkeys over here?
Five Minute Friday

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

4 thoughts on “Chasing Monkeys {5 Minute Friday- Focus}

  1. Ha! Thanks for that – I definitely get the monkey analogy. Except mine are all fastened into a cage buried deep in the basement in the hope that I can ignore them all and no one will ever find out.


  2. Love this post Dawn and your analogy with the monkey's. So many things to juggle but you realise you don't need to do them all right away.


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