Talking is exhausting.

I have to force myself to be eloquent, to say it right

To speak clearly and attentively

So much energy is used.


Yet, when I write

I don't need to please an audience

I don't need outside validation

Poetry forces me to dissect my mind

Regardless of how I'm feeling

Regardless of who may read it.


I no longer have self-doubt

Nor do I become tongue-tied,



It's the purest form of self-expression,

To write freely without intervention

Euphoric, even.

I no longer tense up

I'm in a conversation with only myself.


Poetry is my Peace.


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