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I Write To

I do not write from knowledge;
I write toward it.

I do not write to preach,
but to search.

I do not write from authority;
rather, I write into the rebellion of discovery.

Not knowing
where to end,
I simply begin.
And, sometimes, not so simply.

I write to heal. To wound. To heal. To wound.
To harness this larger feeling. To unharness this larger feeling.

Not from a place of quiet,
I write through a deep vibration, through overtones, through imagined silence.

I write to explore, not expound,
hoping to find a communion lost, waiting.

I write to understand this persistant resonance
ringing in my ears, coloring all my thoughts and perceptions.

I write without hope of knowing, full of hope of knowing;
and still, again, I touch the blank page,

the page behind the glass,
the page of light.


I Write To © 1998 by Tobin James Mueller
"Ash" published by ArtsForge Press.
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