Fleeting Words

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
waking in the middle of the night due to the fleeting "ah ha!" moment.

Submitted: February 06, 2014

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I'm sleeping……..

Then my mind turns over and my eyes open to the darkness.

It all comes to me! The things I wanted to write down.

Quickly, I reach for the notepad that I keep on the night stand.

It’s not there!

Many words are going through my head like a parade passing by.

Their perfect!  Exactly what I have been wanting to write down!

I pull back the blanket and quietly get out of bed.

The words are fading!  No time for slippers!

I head for the office where my laptop sits.  It has fallen asleep!

Waiting for the thing to cycle itself awake, I find a pen and paper.

I begin scribbling furiously as the tail end of that beautiful word parade slips from my brain.

The computer chirps cheerily, as if to say, "ok, I'm ready!"

I open the word processor program.

And what I have written on the paper makes no sense....

Damn!  Missed it again!

I stare at the nonsensical words on the paper and decide to go back to bed.

This time I make sure there is a notepad and pen on the night stand.

Maybe, just maybe, those fleeting words will come back to me.

 

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