• Ayushi Aruna

Why Do You Write?

“Why do you write?” they asked me,

As my pages I began to fill

“I write not to deliver words

But to hold an emotion still”

“You see”, I said:

“Many thoughts pass through my mind

And yet I can’t feel them whole

So I write to pause the time

And examine them from pole to pole.

Though often it seems

I write not poetry, but poetry writes me

For words may escape my pen

But the poem tells me, my identity.”



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