Some write
Some write for fun
others write
because if they didn’t
the words would grow and fester
and burst from the seams of their souls
some words are safer
down on paper
and then
you have others
who write until suffocating
writing on papers
with their heart’s ink
when tears fail to
and when their instincts
fool them
writing during their nervous breakdowns
just like during their happiness journeys
and there’s others
just like me
who write, write and write
and transform their flames
into writings and poetry
with the hope that one day
their flames will extinguish
and the ashes remaining
will fade away
like the nights darkness
at sunrises.


© Fatima