I write because
I can't speak.
Words get stuck
Behind the plastic on my teeth.
It's hard to talk on the spot,
Make a great retort, or give the
Class an amazing report of the
Gerbil that danced to
"Pants on the Ground."
Whenever I speak,
All I hear are the sound of crickets
And the door close with a nasty creak.
I write so that my ideas flow.
When my mouth opens, the sentences
Panic because they don't know where
To go. Once my pencil hits the paper,
My hand moves on its own. When I write,
I always get the feeling of being
"In the zone."
Don't get me wrong because I can
Communicate and stately articulate
What I need to. It just doesn't happen often.
I write so that I'm taken seriously.
My explanations and interpretations
Are much better when I don't say them.
Otherwise, there will only be mayhem in
Your mind because I'll just be trying to
Commend you but you'll think I'm doing
My best to offend you. I write so that if I
Say something wrong or untrue,
I can just erase it or press Undo.
I write so that you can see my words
Speak for me.