On showing up to write

I am not here because I feel like it.
I am here because it matters.
I am not here for people to applause
I am here to make my thoughts coherent.
I am not here to make up for the days I didn’t write
I am here because today’s words need to be written
And there are people who need them.
This is not a performance
This is gift for my neighbor
This really isn’t about me at all
But the pen in my hand
And the things it can achieve
If only I let it.


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