What If I Didn’t Write Today?
On breaking my most sacred promise
What if I didn’t write today?
I swore to myself
that every day
even for a few minutes
I would pour myself on the page.
What if I break my promise today?
The only promise I have been able to keep.
it is just a sentence.
it’s my life story.
What if I were to skip it?
Just for today?
I say to myself that nothing would happen:
the world wouldn’t end
the moon would keep on bringing up the tide.
Only I would know
only I would care.
That’s why I have to keep going.
Because it matters to me.
Because it means something to me.
Because I made this promise to myself
to the woman in the mirror
the only person I can truly count on.
I cannot let her down.
I will not let her down.
here it is, my soul.
Here it is,
I wrote this