Lauren Roberts

Photograph by Lauren Roberts

Show up for yourself
and your dreams.
Every day.

Even when
you are scared
you don’t want to
you don’t feel like it.

Even when you want to do anything else.
When you know it’s what you should do —
and your inner voice rebels,
and yells HELL NO
not now
some other time

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I will keep writing and
seeing what comes
and then I will find
where the happiness sums.

The result of all language
that’s thought in my head,
the hope that the next day
will bring far less dread.

But what do you wait for,
and when will you leap?

A tale of tube squeezes

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I wrote a poem about finishing a tube
of toothpaste.
I shouldn’t say I wrote, because I only
thought it up,
but never wrote it down.

The poem—
such as it isn’t—
was going to be about the pride that
I felt upon finishing things.

Lauren Roberts

Lauren Roberts

thinker, philosopher, gamer, and former tech lawyer writing books, novels and screenplays while trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up