A Work in Progress

The world has plenty of ideas of what you should be

maybe you should be a little more skinny

maybe your cover should be a little more glossy

maybe they say you would sell better in paperback

but you aren’t that comfortable in the fiction section

with titles created for the sole purpose of entertaining

granted the stories there are exciting

but they are without truth or meaning

and you want substance

things worth thinking about

(thinking…hmm…does anyone still do that

is there really any money in it?) -Editor

who are you

you are filled with pages

and the plot is currently being written

is there conflict and resolution

will you leave us hanging

is your story worth reading

will the wise turn your pages for wisdom

or will you be quickly forgotten

like this poem