Poetry Can Pay The Bills

Poetry Can Pay The Bills

It was but a mere thought,⠀
a mere dream,⠀
this damn poetry.⠀

I danced with it,⠀
I cried with it,⠀
I grew up with it.⠀

Never knowing what it actually meant,⠀
never knowing it’ll be my purpose.⠀

Clinging on to me⠀
like your favorite purse,⠀
your cell phone,⠀

it was always clinging on to me.⠀

Therapy,⠀
a hobby, ⠀
a way to express and let it all out.⠀

It helped me through my darkest days,⠀
I just had no idea that I’d need it as much,⠀
TODAY. ⠀

I will influence the world,⠀
I will spread mental health awareness,⠀
I will be a self love activist,⠀
I will drench you in your favorite clothes,⠀
I will write until the world KNOWS,⠀
me.⠀

It was but a mere thought,⠀
a mere dream,⠀
this damn poetry. ⠀

Not anymore.

It’s my reason,⠀
it’s my thrill,⠀
and you thought poetry⠀
couldn’t pay the bills.

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