Thought pieces here

Thought pieces there

Sparks of ideas

Floating in air

 

How to contain them

Capture the flow

Give them direction

Keep them in tow

 

Some are illusive

Fading like dreams

Some are intrusive

Homing like beams

 

Fragments of story

No stream of thought

Scattered ideas

No hint of plot

 

Notes in a notebook

Scribbled in haste

Some are discarded

Crumpled to waste

 

Then to the keyboard

Words on a screen

Paragraphs forming

Title and scheme

 

Characters liven

Story evolves

Plot starts to thicken

Puzzles are solved

 

Lunch dates are cancelled

Schedules are changed

Chapters develop

Life’s rearranged

 

Into the stretch

Writing into the night

Characters rule as

The story takes flight

 

Love, hate, and treachery

Drama, intrigue

Moving to climax and

Writer fatigue

 

Rekindled energy

Starts to emerge

Fueling momentum

A second wind surge

 

Approaching finale

The pace seems to slow

The ending so crucial

It’s hard to let go

 

The words and the writer

Have forged into one

Til last page is written

And first draft is done