Discs slot into place.

Click, click.


Click click.

Blurrier still.

It is dark in here, I feel sleepy…


Discs removed.

New discs.

Click, click.

A bit less blurry.

Eh? No, I said A.

It’s not?

Ok, it’s not right then.

More discs.

I need to sneeze.

Better not while they are fiddling with the discs.

Ok, try again.

That’s better.

We are getting somewhere.

One eye obstructed, then the other.

More discs.

More clicks.

Ah, that’s better.

I can focus on those letters now.

A new prescription?

Hmm…new glasses!

Out to browse.

To choose a new image.

There are so many to look at.




 Linking up with Mum Turned Mom – prompt word ‘focus’

Prose for Thought

0 comment on Blur/Focus

  1. Victoria Welton
    January 24, 2015 at 9:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Brilliant! Like everyone else it took me a moment to see where you were going but what a great perspective on focus. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 25, 2015 at 8:14 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you! Pleased you liked it too xxx

  2. The Uncheshire wife
    January 23, 2015 at 11:40 am (3 years ago)

    Brilliant, as a glasses wearer I guessed right away, I hate the faffing about at the opticians.

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh, me too. Necessary but tedious! Thanks for commenting xxx

  3. Morgan Prince
    January 23, 2015 at 11:32 am (3 years ago)

    Great poem. I know this process so well, I go through it every year. xx #Prose4T

  4. Chrissie@muddledms
    January 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm (3 years ago)

    That feeling when they get it right and you realise you haven’t been able to see for months – so familiar (I’ve started squinting at things even though I’m wearing my glasses. Time to go back again!) A great poem and a nice take on #theprompt. xx

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Chrissie! Yes, I had that moment last time I had new glasses – it was like seeing the world in HD! XXX

  5. Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    January 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it, so clever! It took me a little while to work out what was going on 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt and sorry it’s taken such a long time for me to come and comment this week!

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 20, 2015 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Sara! No need to apologise, hope you’re feeling better xxx

  6. Bec Cowley
    January 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Really good post! Many experience of this! Very well written x

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm (3 years ago)

      It can be a strange experience, can’t it! Thank you for commenting xxx

  7. Sarah (@StepsWithSarah)
    January 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this. I thought I knew what was going on but… You got me! You’ve also got yourself a new follower 🙂 wishing you a bright and uplifting week Leigh xx

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Aw, thank you so much! Glad you liked it, and thanks for following. Hope you’re having a good week xxx

  8. Dana
    January 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this poem and how at first I wasn’t sure what was happening and then it clicked, ha 🙂

    But on a more serious note, I just read your bio and totally teared up. This blog is a beautiful and loving tribute to your strong little baby Hugo.

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 18, 2015 at 9:16 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you for reading my poem, and about Hugo xxx

  9. maddy@writingbubble
    January 16, 2015 at 9:29 am (3 years ago)

    You’ve just reminded me that I really should go to an optician! Very good description of how it feels – the darkness and drowsiness and weirdness of the situation. Hope you find some fab new glasses! #ThePrompt

    • Leigh Kendall
      January 17, 2015 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)

      Ha, I reminded myself I need to make an appointment! Thanks for your comment xxx

  10. Mummy Tries
    January 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Very clever lovely! The whole time I was reading I was wondering what was going on xxx


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