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On Writing

Jumping In

By KJ AartilaPublished 25 days ago 1 min read
On Writing
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On Writing


Have I lost my intention in this digital jungle,

among algorithms and figments of friends?


Have I succumbed to the allure

of external validation and breadcrumbs?


Am I hiding an unsteady voice,

within the realms of reliable support?


Have I committed myself to self-sabotage

in acceptance of empty promises?


Does diversion make me feel content,

complacent enough to settle?


Has this easier option

changed my motivation?


Is this what I want? Is this what I deserve?



I think I lost my balance on the steppingstones.

Splish-splash! I seek a new path.


surreal poetryFree Verse

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KJ Aartila

A writer of words in northern WI with a small family and a large menagerie.

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