Why Artists Are Artists
Why I Continue Searching For A Publisher For The Book I Love Most
The book I love most is homeless.
Searching for its shelf-home.
The book I love most is written,
But, like a vagabond,
It wanders and roams.
The streets of my mind are dead ends to it now.
For it is fully formed.
Nothing on these roads can aid it anymore;
Not even the bonfire of creativity that is
My newest story,
Off to the side,
Can keep it warm.
It needs a place where it can be
To achieve its highest and best.
Where it can parade into a reading of itself full of confidence of zest.
Its new lease on life will be courtesy of
An agent who sees the merit,
An editor who agrees,
A publisher who puts it out
Without calling for any author-paid fees.
It will dance into the hands of readers
Who haven’t lived the story
But who have lived their stories and so,
Through lives that have seen similar fates
Can nonetheless relate.
Story, in all its forms,
It is: You are not alone.
Story invites you
To roam the streets of another’s mind
In search of a new thought,
A retrofitted, better home.