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by Laura McCollough Moss

So do you read my writing?

I text you

I need to know what

you like better

The blood

or the guts

That's what it is.

You see I

put it out there

for you.

That's not what it says

but I know the truth.

Am I smart enough

good enough

do you think it's crap

because anyone can like it but

you're the only one who matters.

I imagine your impressions as

I put it down.

Predict your criticism

crave your praise.

How to tell the story

in a way

you will understand.

There's more to me.