I write the poems I write because I love
To sit and listen to the pulsing sounds
That bring me meaning from the depths and prove
Felicitous by staying within bounds.
I do not write for fame and lasting glory;
To aim for that would turn me from my Muse,
For I am bound to listen to what story
Emerges from within through whispered clues.
Nor do I write to argue for a cause
Or say a thing I fully comprehend,
Enunciating universal laws;
Instead, I write to see where I will end.
Where I will end is always a surprise,
For reasons only rhymes can realize.