for when words fail you
there will be times when you will think thoughts.
there will be other times when you will think things
that are not formed well enough to be called thoughts.
they will not be things that you can say
and you will wonder what cat it is that has got your tongue
and what you need to do to get it back.
efforts to write these thoughts will consume you
but not as much as the thoughts themselves will.
these are the thoughts that will fill your nose with their scent
and your belly with their sadness
they will crawl under your skin
and fill your mouth
but your tongue will be unable to articulate them
on days like these, remember:
sweat, tears and laughter
work until your brow is drenched
and do not be afraid to let your eyes cry too
and laugh like the thoughts will not always be there
because they will not.