“Lose not thy thought
Be sure to jot”
I lost a photograph the other day. I meant to fasten it to the wall in my new apartment and must have set it in a place I’d normally never have put it down. It might have been a drawer, a shelf, on the floor. Inside a bag, locked in the trunk, next to the bed. I looked in each of these places repeatedly until cursing and resignation set in and then acceptance: I lost it.
That same thing can happen to your writing…