Fireflies in a Jar

We try to collect our thoughts

As a squirrel gathers acorns

Stashing them away

Hoping they avoid theft


We fill up our journals

Volumes of memories

Scraps of paper, unrefined

To polish neatly someday


It is not these individual morsels

These fleeting bits of wisdom

But the compilation of concepts

That comprise our identities


As artists we must trust

That these revelations came from within

From the ebb and flow of life

And many more will spring forth


On a summer evening

Fireflies flit about

You can't catch them all to make a lantern

They will die, forgotten in the jar's stale air

Author's Notes/Comments: 

(Feb. 2015) Trying to cling to thoughts in order to write about them makes them disappear so much more quickly. Have faith in yourself that you can just let it flow. You can't force creation!

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PeterChristopherRaymond's picture

Great imagery. I love it. :)

Great imagery. I love it. :)

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Thank you!

Thank you!