Going through my old work, I realize how much about making poetry is deciding what is something that people maybe need to read & setting the rest aside.
Sometimes I give myself permission to write out something I’m thinking or feeling without focusing too much on the product. It’s amazing to me that I can tell the difference at all.
I guess when you start editing & are like no one needs to see that like really haha, that’s how you know.
© Niliema Karkhanis