On a blank piece of paper,
I’ve never known when I am finished.

These sentences.
This word salad.

Do they add up to more than what’s on the page?
I never can tell.

But add some intersecting lines

Just.                Merely.
Some.              Some.
Columns.       Rows.

And suddenly all the puzzle pieces fall right into place.

On a spreadsheet,
It’s always clear when I am done.
When the whole = the SUM of its parts.

But is that true?
Or is it just because,
I haven’t tried to say anything more?