Petrichor no stuck

Words stuck in your mind

They won’t come out

You swirl them about

Perfecting the sounds

before you speak


Sequences rearranged

Sentiments remade

Stories retold

Solutions to mold

Sentences with effect

when to one’s ear they are met


Well thought out…

They may be accepted

or rejected

But you did the work

Considered directions

Pondered approaches

and possible objections


But in the end

Unfiltered and direct

—You make your best attempt

You throw it out &

Controversy abounds

Dismissed once again

You call it the end.



Often I have thoughts in my head that don’t have words that fit. I don’t think it’s the same as Aphasia, dysgraphia, or expressive disorder. I believe my mind explores the unknown.

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Aphasia is a communication disorder that makes it hard to use words to communicate and is generally caused by brain damage. Dysgraphia is a disorder that makes it hard to write down your thoughts and expressive language issues describe a condition that makes it hard to speak the words associated with one’s thoughts.

The issue I am speaking about is when your thoughts or experiences don’t have an associated word. That means it’s time to create a new word. For example, I recently published a book called, A Step Back, where I added the word fantacity to my dictionary. I have many other thoughts that still need to be labeled.

Fantacity (v)

When your faith in something or someone has held you caged so long that you are driven to insanity.

While I have experienced dysgraphia and expressive language issues in the past, I no longer have those issues. I have a lot to say and words to go with much of what I am thinking. My problem now is finding some good listeners—people with curiosity, questions, even arguments. I wrote books and blog posts expressing what I see, hear, and think about the past, present, and future. But nobody is responding.

Say something. I refuse to give up on you!

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