Distraction; or, Mistress

Could, or would,
or should someone married to their work
be a polygamist,
or, at least, an adulterer?

If, or as,
or when Distraction tempts me—as she often has—
puffing her cigarette that clouds more than vision,

I ponder, or long,
or wish to ask
if she would stay a bit longer,
to let the smoke settle
enough for me to see the muse

I think, I hope, I know she hides.