My decision is taken

I will continue writing for you, for myself

but won’t try to force you to read me anymore


If that’s your will, even if it is a will stemming from a fear

I will respect it

and I will respect my own peace of mind


While writing these words I wonder how long my resolution will hold

is it a matter of hours, or something more serious, I ignore

My challenge is to write as though you were going to read me nonetheless

to be as sharp and acute and truthful and loving as I can

and to make my words vibrant with intensity