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Why I Write

March 6, 2019
By laurenklm DIAMOND, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
laurenklm DIAMOND, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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Anxiety multiplies

Beyond my control.

Then it overflows.

The current is too strong

For me to hold my ground.

So I write.

And I'm anchored.


A place where

I should feel safe

And can eat my lunch

In peace.

But then I hear something

That shouldn't be said.


So I run

To pull myself together.

Before the tears stream,

I write

And the tears retreat.


The end of another day.

Crickets cry

And birds fly.

And the sky--

It glows.


No one slows down.

No one stops

To smell the roses.

So I write

And it's captured forever.



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