Just the other day
someone asked why I write poetry.
The question set me thinking;
more like rummaging around
for an honest answer,
but also one I liked.
All the usual suspects turned up:
I love poetry
I write it because I can
My Dad turned me on to poetry
Poetry makes me feel good
I can speak in a poetic voice.
Then I realized I write poetry
because it is part of the story
I tell myself and others
about what my life is all about.
What stories do you tell yourself and others
about what your life is all about?