Your Words Are the Path

It doesn’t matter that
no one cares. 
Keep writing. Do it.
It doesn’t matter. The
voice that tells you how
it’s crap.
The voice that
says it doesn’t matter. 
The one that tells you
that good is not
good enough. That one

The one that doesn’t
want you to create anything
because it is trying to save
what it knows. The voice
that tells you that it knows
but doesn’t. Keep writing.

Don’t stop. Don’t listen.
Don’t follow the path.

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat ReviewMoria Poetry JournalChronogram JournalAmpersand Literary ReviewThe Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticHavana TimesSouth China Morning PostThe Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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