Because to do anything else is to give up on the light

touch you have with heavy subjects.

Because to do all else is fodder for heavy subjects,

those clever cannons you compose.

Write because this was decided for you, not

because this is what you chose.


Because to pen is to pour out, 

and this place is thirsty for your thinking.

Because to give is to receive,

to spill over is the choicest mode of drinking.


Not because you are the best

but because there is no better way to become full.

Not because you need it to fund your body

but because you need it to fund your soul.


Not because it will be

the best story you have heard.

Write because it will not be your story.

Write not because you are author of -

but instead so you become

the word.