They scurry and scamper
On feet so spry – so fleet
Into one ear
Bouncing around in my brain
Slipping quickly into
The nether regions of
My mind
Then out again
Into the bigger

I grasp and try to
Bring them back
These ideas
These flitting pieces
Of wisdom
Of brilliance
And then

I awake
They are gone
And I am left bereft
Missing them
Those tiny thoughts
That could be so

The bulb dims
The candle flickers
What once was gray
No longer matters
Is no longer within

Memo to self
Write the brilliance down!


100 words – in nearly as many lines – for the current 100 Word challenge by Ms. Tara. Now, you go on over and write your 100, won’t you?

6 responses

  1. Tara R. says:

    Main reason I always have paper and pen close by is I never remember like I think I will when one of those BIG ideas pop up in my brain.

  2. Kir says:

    Tiny things that are so BIG, this is writing and creating in all its wonderful glory.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Yes, and yes… if I don’t write those big ideas down or even the small ones… they vanish into the fog. Nicely said, barbara!

  4. Gina says:

    Wait! Are you talking about me? 😉

  5. barbara says:

    lol – thanks, everyone. And, Gina . . . no, but . . . if the idea fits. 🙂

  6. Joe says:

    Bereft is right. Ouch.
    And yes yes yes to writing that stuff down! I used to keep a notebook on the nightstand, and the results – though often illegible – were fascinating.

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