WHY DO YOU WRITE?

 

why do you write?

 

i write to empty my head and my heart. because if i didn't pull these words out, they would infect their surrounding areas and drown my heart in acid and emotion. because growth moves at a glacial pace and sometimes the only measurement of healing i have is the transitions between stanzas. because holding in words feels like rocks in my throat and stitches in my side. because my pain demands to be felt.

 

why do you write?

 

because i want to feel free again.

 
poems, lifeasha bailey