I decided to focus on writing more.
It’s easy to find yourself wanting to only produce marketable content™.
And then I remembered that a lot of you are here reading because you like the words I have put out in the past.
Not all of that was marketable content™.
Sometimes it’s just words scattered on the page, on a page, on any page.
Even on days when that big article is on the back burner, because I already processed a lot of it today, I can write something like this.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, or perfect, or well thought out.
It can just chase a feeling down the page.
Getting more poem like with each stroke.
Stroking my touch screen keyboard, swiping the words, producing a melody.
Or entirely failing to produce one.
I don’t always have to perform and be perfect.
I don’t always have to achieve. I can just be.
You can just be.
We can all be together and share small things of ourselves that we recognize as each other, but also us.
You see yourself in me, knowing that you’re not alone.
Knowing that there are other voices out there, hurting or laughing just like you are.
You know that they have gone through what you’re going through right now, and somehow they survived.
That means that you can survive too, and take a few more steps to get through today.
And then down the line, when these words still sounds like waves flowing over the sand.
Flowing over my touch screen keyboard as I swype, or swipe these words, producing more melodies.
Bunched up with memories, you get to share your story to someone else.
Who’s just like you, when you first heard those words many years ago, when you realized you weren’t alone.
Now they know too.
You do not have to write a blog post only to publish marketable content™.
You can just be you.
This poem was not sponsored by my patrons, but it could be in the future. If you would like me to be able to write more of them, feel free to head over my patreon and check out the tiers there, $2 will hopefully eventually start sending poetry straight into your inbox! (it’s a process)
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