cryptomnesia - n.
the term "cryptomnesia" literally means "hidden memory" - it is the ability of a person
to remember things they have seen, heard, read, or experienced without consciously realizing it.
For me this usually translates to inadvertent plagiarism.
My inner monologue can usually be transcribed like this:
"Hey, what a great idea for a poem!"
One poem later:
"Oh, fuck, Richard Brautigan."
I'm not particularly concerned with originality of ideas anymore - it seems that we have become so saturated as a society with the detritus of everyone else's thought that "original" ideas are inevitably borrowed from somewhere, which is all well and good -
but it would be nice to come up with a beautiful phrase that someone else hadn't already written.