Putting thoughts down on paper;
putting thoughts down.
When my mind seems obsessed, cannot stop talking to someone
via my head, or working something out,
if I write down on paper what’s circling in my brain
– voila! I can walk away from it!
I know the thoughts are there
if and when I should need those clever phrases.
I don’t have to carry them endlessly. It’s as if the paper
is a cupboard,
a shelf, and now I can get on to something else while
my precious opinions sit and wait.