in loco parentis

My attention span is barely long enough to bridge the gap between two firing neurons, (John’s on one) but long enough to traverse the universe,
I build atoms, sink fathoms and lay cables on the seafloor,
jump canyons with abandon to make atoms on which to build on,

Sometimes like usually most times and at odd times when I awake, I appear to be thinking and more often than not I am,
which quite neatly brings me back to my attention span,
where was I and what was I saying?

© 2020, John Smallshaw.