I want so badly
to be here now,
to grab the moment and hold on.
I promise I’m doing my best
as I try to silence my loud thoughts.
I want nothing more
than to listen,
to truly conceptualize the story you are telling.
I strive to capture the power
of your beautiful words.

I have worked tirelessly to train
my wandering eyes-
but my mind is a beast I have failed to tame.

I want you to know how deeply I long
to be here with you,
to pay you the attention you deserve.

But my restless brain has chosen me as her travel companion,
and she does not take kindly
to rejection.

written by Erin Anderson – posted with permission – Erin Anderson