I’m bouncing off something Dennis just said,
cause I totally get it.
I’ve been here a while.
Long enough, anyway.
And before I kinda just stepped away
and took a break for a while, I got hearts
for anything I put out there. Some of it
I wouldn’t read past the first line.
Now those wonderful souls who actually
read what I write are still here.
And God bless em because each is precious
We go back a way.
And there are new friends who read rather
than simply heart a familiar name. Thank you.
I can get false adulation in the world - easily!
Here, however, honesty is what I seek.
That’s how I’ll grow.
That’s how we all do.
To you who “read” you honor me.
And know this: if ever you see I hearted a work
you spilled your soul to create, I’ve read it.
I owe you that.
We all deserve at least that.
Otherwise, what the hell are we doing here, right?