||[Oct. 11th, 2007|10:32 am]
I lay awake last night trying to remember the texts of poems I wrote 15 years ago and of which no known copies survive.
Not an activity I'd recommend.
Not at all restful. Not at all a good way of getting to sleep.
Certain lines remain. You'd think I'd be able to reconstruct the surrounding text from these markers but I can't. Even where I know the general sense the actual words elude me. In some particularly frustrating instances I know the grammar and rythmn of a line but one or two key words have fallen out. Come on, I wrote the originals; surely my mind stll runs in the same grooves, this ought to be child's play. But it doesn't and it isn't.