Let them scratch their at heads at you,
wondering why you dangle a carrot
in front of your own nose, driven,
to write-- for what? they don’t know.
Why would you sit at a computer
when you could be planting a garden,
attending community meetings or
any number of important things?
Don’t pay them any mind, you know
the magic of making tangible
the intangible, hearing children giggle
or watching tears when answers appear.
So dangle the carrot, dream your dreams,
and do whatever it takes to motivate you
for you are a writer and if you didn’t write
the world would miss something beautiful.