Why I Write

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To draw a picture

Not with paint, but with words

To say things in a way

No one yet has heard


Opaque made transparent

Complexities distilled

Buried secrets

Brought to daylight

Ruminations finely milled


Traversing time and distance

To let those I’ve never met

Know they’re not alone in feeling

Fear, or sorrow, or regret


As the world outside keeps spinning

On its axis, at its tilt

Staying centered in my Inside

Being true to how I’m built

I keep writing



©Living off Island, writingwahine, 2015.



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