I Write to Keep Going


I write to keep the food down

I write to clear my tears 

I write to stay alive


Maybe it is smarter to pick up the pen

Than it is to bend over a toilet bowl


I write to be worth something

I write to become beautiful 

I write to drown out the hatred 


Maybe it is better to form stanzas 

Than it is to scream at the mirror 


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