Have you ever…

Have you ever felt your normally over active brain just shut down?

Have you ever tried looking for ideas when it does?

Have you ever had that feeling coupled with sleepiness that keeps you yawning and yawning?

As if there was a sudden huge supply of yawns just waiting to be released?

 

Have you ever been in a situation,

When you feel yourself squeezing your brain?

For even the smallest, tiniest drop of inspired idea,

To write about?

 

Have you ever imagined squeezing you brain?

What does it look like to you?

I see a towel being twisted, as hard as one possibly could,

Wringing it out until the last drop has been dispensed.

 

Have you ever just sat and stared,

At the screen in front of you,

With idea like smokey wisps

Floating frustratingly out of reach?

 

And…

 

Have you ever tried to reach out to them,

Grasping at these shy ideas,

Before the float away,

Only to have them break off at your touch?

 

And, if you have ever wondered,

What a brain that has shut off coupled with extreme sleepiness

Could create,

Why, you’re welcome, because this is as good as it gets!

NanoPoblano 2017

 

 

9 thoughts on “Have you ever…

  1. Wow, that is some powerful imagery! If my brain was feeling that sleepy, I wouldn’t be able to squeeze it, I think my visual representation would be poking it with a stick, it then snarls back at me like an angry bear and then forces me to go curl up in a ball to hibernate until I’ve fought the fatigue! I’ve also never understood why just when you feel you need to quit (or actually have to quit for a break) that you then almost immediately find the inspiration you were lacking before but I always put this down the fickle hand of fate and that we have to give some processes the opportunity for organic, natural growth to connect with the topic and let the words flow at our fingertips πŸ™‚

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    1. Me too! Well, for me it’s at night. When I’m most sleepy, that’s when I stubbornly start watching a YouTube video and then poof…the sleepiness goes…and then I have a late night, and then I try to wake up early with a promise for an early night…and then…rinse and repeat.

      Prodding with a stick sounds equally as painful as squeezing the brain though πŸ˜›

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