Lost Poem

Last night, between my husband’s buzzsaw snoring and my cats’ demonic games of tag, I couldn’t sleep.  As I was lying there, a poem was coming to me that I thought I could use for the August Poetry Postcard Fest, and, while it wasn’t terrific, it certainly had potential.

I said to myself, Self, you need to get up, find a piece of paper, and write that draft down.  But the sleepy, cranky side of me said, No, no, I’ll remember it.  Honestly, sometimes I’m an idiot.  That never works.

And the even more aggravating this is, that clearly I was awake enough at 2 a.m. to compose the poem in my head, and could have turned on the light and written it down.  How hard would that have been?

And now, I have no memory of the poem at all, and have nothing to show for my insomnia last night, except a rather dreary attitude and dark black circles under my eyes.  Oy.

3 thoughts on “Lost Poem

  1. JC Reilly!! I can’t believe I finally found you! Just wanted you to know I was thinking about me, you, Suzan, and Sandie going bowling and thought I’d try to find you. Obviously I have loads of free time. 🙂
    Just wanted to say hi and let you know you’re missed. Great site, by the way. Very much enjoying it.

    • Heather!!!! This is amazingly karmic. Because I just recently (like last 2 weeks) did yet another search for you online and on FaceBook, and hadn’t found you yet. (There’s a lot of Heather Christine Keys listed on FB, but none that looked like you.)

      Where are you??? Send me e-mail! jc[dot]reilly[at]lcc[dot]gatech[dot]edu. (I’m trying to fool the spambots.)

  2. Hello, I would like to invite you to join; The Poetic Voice Community. It is a writer’s site where you can enter contests – add poetry and get feedback. The latest entries are listed on the blog posts. Click on link, and check us out! Then join, and post.

    Website: http://poeticvoice.ning.com/

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