What just happened?

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I wrote a poem
In my head
But I didn’t
Write it out
And now I see…
It’s circling
The drain

 

It happens
Again & again…
Wouldn’t you
Think I’d learn?
But I’ve learned
It isn’t always
Possible

 

You see…
When I said it
I meant it…
Standing in
The shower…
It’s truly going
Down the drain
Gone…forgotten

 

How do you
Retain the
Ephemeral?
Substance
Doesn’t cling
To neurons
All that remains
Memory that
It once was
And is no more

 

© 2015 Robert Mihaly Original Poetry

 

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9 comments

  1. May · December 20, 2015

    It just evaporates…

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  2. Annie's Muse · December 20, 2015

    Robert … I know that feeling so well … many poems written and washed away in the shower, many written during the night and not written down because I know I will remember in the morning … such is the poet’s life!!! Perfect response:)

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    • artifiswords · December 21, 2015

      Thank you, Annie. Probably will always happen…even keeping my iPad in bed doesn’t keep me from losing some ideas. And can’t take that to the shower.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. wildthing4049 · December 21, 2015

    Hahahahaha Perfect Robert! I do this all the time! With everything! Loved this … Great write!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Angelwingspoetry.com · December 21, 2015

    I absolutely hate when that happens ! I find myself pulling over off the road on a busy highway just to write my thoughts down ,lol then when I read later it makes no sense poof my train of thought is gone 😁😳

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    • artifiswords · December 21, 2015

      There’s no easy fix, is there? Shirt pocket full of scraps of paper with scribbled poems and bits attests.

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