The entire thing gone.
An idea I was in love with that just didn’t make sense
I threw out a poem today
I wasn’t content with its wording
I was not happy with where it was going.
What if I want that poem back some day?
Where do I find it?
Will I remember it word for word?
Would it taste different on my lips?
Will it have changed somehow along the way?
What if I changed and the words don’t feel right then?
Do I toss another poem?
When do you stop writing and when is it ok to start again?
I don’t want to see another sheet of paper crumpled in the trash.
A friend says she hasn’t written since I left.
I hate that I can’t tell her something different.