Scraps of Paper

These thoughts,
These snippets of ideas,
Wishes tossed carelessly
(Or not so much carelessly as HOPEFUL)

Strung together,
Over time,
Interrupted by life,
By Stress,
By determination that you don't recognize as such,
Until you have spent some years,
And winning

Like little pieces of paper,
Vital words,
Near meaningless,
because it's out of order,
And fragmented

These messages,
These words that contain your life's work,
Your hopes fulfilled,
The end of…