Acknowledging The Critic

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The critic

Echoes of doubt

Reverberate inside my skull.

“You haven’t written.”

“You can’t do this.”

“Just shut it down, people will understand.”


That’s the problem with the critic.

It’s distorts the truth just enough.

The more I try to ignore it

Noise grows.


So I whisper

Yes, I can’t do this

Loud enough so I can hear it.

So now that’s over

Let’s get back to work.


[Poem #235]


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