the elusive thought

In Thought

In Thought (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the thought is there

and then it is gone

on the edge of consciousness

i can feel it


my brain begins to run

trying to catch it…

anxiety builds…

my breath abates…


it slips away…

oh…begin again…

let it go…

let it go…

perhaps a blessing awaits me

and the thought will return

to nudge me again

16 thoughts on “the elusive thought

  1. Sandi says:

    I love reading your poetry. You really need to consider publishing a book


  2. Mich Smith says:



  3. tigger0198 says:

    This is a very nice way to talk about forgetting


  4. Praveena says:

    well written 🙂


  5. glkaye2013 says:

    Now isn’t that the way it goes….


  6. When my thoughts elude me, I return to the room I’d been in when the thought first occurred to me. Then, “bingo.” Total recall. You captured that moment well.


    • Yes, lol, it always helps to retrace your steps! lol I actually was thinking of my *thinking* when I wrote that…that is the difficult part…not being able to find which part of my mind the thought wandered off to!


      • clarabetty says:

        It is hard to think about one’s thinking-the thoughts get tangled up. How nice for us that the ‘thought’ eluded you and that you were able to take a human frailty and make something meaningful for us to read and smile at in recognition.


  7. Immediately after I read this wonderful piece, my husband asked me something I normally am able to answer immediately. It was the strangest sensation.


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