Poetry: Why I Write

Graphic Nadine Abdellatif

Why I Write


I write to fill empty pages

with feelings I want to be 

reminded to forget. 


I write to scribble and 

burn my thoughts, so they 

absorb the page with ink 

for those words

                to never go away. 


I write and hate and 

write some more 

until that hate turns

into grief. 


I write so one day




I’ll remember 

                why I hate it so much.