Teach me please —

Rolli
Rolli
Oct 17 · 2 min read
Photo by Brodie Vissers (Stocksnap)

Teach me please —

my art
must
one
what
thing
be merely?

My blood what
pin-
point tinge?

What slender
corridor
my soul roll only
through
tutors?

Fix this
glitching
pen
with wisdom

I am listening


About the Writer

Rolli is the author of four books for adults and children, including The Sea-Wave and Kabungo. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, The Walrus, and Rattle. Visit Rolli’s website, follow him on Twitter, and subscribe to his new one-man Medium magazine, Rolli.

HELP!

Medium’s unexpected new change in the way it compensates members of its Partner Program rewards creators of long, padded articles, and essentially demonetizes shorter content. As nearly all of my posts are poetry, cartoons, or efficient fiction/essays, I’m faring very poorly under this new system. Since the change was implemented, my Partner Program earnings have plummeted by 90%, and hundreds of others are in the boat. If you want to help, send an email to Medium CEO Ev Williams (ev@medium.com) and/or to yourfriends@medium.com expressing your displeasure with the changes. Slowly re-reading this post 100 times would also help enormously ;) So would buying me a coffee.

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Writer of books (SEA-WAVE, KABUNGO). Drawer of cartoons (Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest). Drinker of coffee (25 cups/day). https://ko-fi.com/rolliwrites

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