I am a writer, I write

I come from a long line of words on paper,

birthed from creative women

who had to work harder than I.

I've spent a long time thinking about being a writer.

I spent decades uncovering hard truths about myself.

I travelled to far off lands...

I felt prepared when the time came

to put my plan into action.

Writing facilitates change

which leads to evolution

and progress, movement; I look ahead seeking possibilities 

(there are so many, how will I ever have time).

I used to be afraid of my voice 

it's too honest at times.

Feelings would arise and I did not know how to control them

so I moved them around with my pen

and trusted that the next sentence would bring me back home to myself.