Words scrambled in my head
Thoughts, questions, hopes, fears
Dreams of yesterdays and tomorrows
Consume my waking hours.
I struggle to make sense of the chaos
Ideas, dreams, inspirations, wishes
Falling fast in my mind…such speed
Begs coherence yet creates confusion
Pick one, I tell myself…..just one
And let the others fall away
Not lost forever but giving room
So that a single thought can fill my heart
How to choose just one…..which one
Each of them seem important…..vital
Will I forget those I let go of
Can a mind ever really lose a thought.
They swirl once more….even faster
Each idea so essential, so vivid
Every possibility a unique potential
I choose one for now…not forever.
The chaos ebbs, the confusion retreats
A difficult choice now made
Only the quiet of my mind.