Audience

The blazing tree

Do I need an audience to yarn my story

Or is it fine telling it to the wind and clouds’ ears

Do I need the cheering of a throng

Or shall I satisfy myself with the echo of my words

In the silence that enfolds me

 

Am I writing for myself

For others

Or for both

 

I believe I am writing for myself first

And for others then

The fire within me must carry me to unwritten latitudes

The praise of people around is just a bit of balm

To apply on my calloused hands and my cold face

But I can’t rely on them to keep my inner flame ever burning

And I must learn to ride the winds on my own

 

“The blazing tree” is a watercolor by Erik Zakhia

About Erik Vincenti Zakhia

Dear all, I will share with you many of my poems, short stories, drawings and paintings telling of my journey of self-discovery and my reflections about life, love, art, spirituality, sexuality, kundalini rise, and twin flames. You will also come across many paintings by Chantal Peguiron that are intimately related to my artwork. They all fall within the realm of Hazen. If you like it, don’t hesitate to subscribe and follow me on social media! May you have an inspiring visit!

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