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Why I Write Poetry on Medium

Nothing to see here kids, move along . . .

Hand-painted B&W poet’s portrait, circa 1980, courtesy of Ginger Ninde

It’s pretty simple, really.
I write poetry because
I like it
and
most of it isn’t really poetry,
just lines broken-up
that don’t have to compete
with other writings
that are trying to stretch
their reading times
beyond what’s needed.
I wrote novels for awhile too
and they, too,
were too short.

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