i write vignettes,
brief and bittersweet and almost ripe in their flavour
they are alive with emotion and humanity
shuffled into the deck of cards called a story
but the story isn't what i want to write.
it will lie there, tasteless and stagnant
because don't you see
i don't want to write people's life stories
i just want to write the moments that define them
i just want to write pieces of characters
not their whole human being
i was not designed to be a storyteller of endless epics
novels stretching like airplane strip lights
books heavy and thick in palms
i write brief truths.
i am a poet at heart and a writer who documents moments, scenes, vignettes
and i cannot betray that programming
no matter how hard i try.
i'm just a little bit okay with it.)