empty paper

 

Words leave my brain 
Faster than this page can catch them
lost mumbles haunting my subconscious
an abundance of paper bare and pasty to the eye
my pen runs dry, I sigh—another defeat
must now wait til’ we meet again

 

© NIGHTLIGHT

14 thoughts on “empty paper

  1. thoughtprovokingpoetry says:

    Hi, your poem: ” Words leave my brain
    Faster than this page can catch them
    lost mumbles haunting my subconscious
    an abundance of paper bare and pasty to the eye
    my pen runs dry, I sigh—another defeat
    must now wait til’ we meet again”. I already commented and then re-read it. It seems like you are describing my cognitive process in writing where some days words flow easy and other times I have a poem in my head but cannot get to a document quick enough and as with some great dreams, they…the words are lost forever. In addition, it explains how quick words leave my brain and stay hidden from my mind….I.E. ” Words leave my brain and …
    Faster than this page can catch them
    lost mumbles haunting my subconscious”

    Like

  2. thoughtprovokingpoetry says:

    Me too! I can be outside for 15 minutes and some nights in my head I write 2 or 3 poems, other times, and equally good, is I get the writers head turned back on. Sometimes I think writing is my escape, other times, write to engage and express. I’ve had some days that after a great poem, fully edited, I feel like going out for some fine dining. You are inspiring.

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