Why Write?

If it keeps you up
at night
then it’s worth it

If it toys with your thoughts
like a cat with its prey
then it’s worth it

If it makes you lightheaded
like the first cigarette of the day
then it’s worth it

If it challenges every cell
in your body and boils your insides
with anxiety
then it’s worth it

If it pushes you all the way
to the edge, like a magnetic pull
towards a lover
then it’s worth it

If it weakens your knees
like a first kiss, intoxicating
and under the stars
then it’s worth it

If it shakes your very core
like a deadly earth quake
sudden and strong
then it’s worth it

If it silences your heart
like the first breakup
intense and abrupt
then it’s worth it

If it jolts your mind
like the electric current
of your lover’s caress
then it’s worth it

If it chews you up
and spits you out,
like life’s rusty days
then it’s worth it

If it pushes you forward
like the force
of cupid’s arrow
then it’s worth it

If it summons all your fears
to come out and play
like the first step of a relationship
then it’s worth it

If it lurks inside your being
like a parasite feeding on
all your goodness
then it’s worth it

If it feels magical
in a concrete world
like the twinkle in your eye
when you look at him
then it’s worth it

If it disconnects you
from your reality
like the feeling
of being in love
then
it’s so
fucking
worth
it

tom-waits

 

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