I have ink in my veins
And blood in my words,
I have a voice behind this pastiche of a life,
A voice that is dying to be heard.
I have verses in my heart
And a heartbeat in my pen,
I have a raft fashioned from rosewood and paper,
That has saved me again and again.
I write because I am alive,
I write because I will die,
I write to remind the world I lived,
And I write to say goodbye.
© Jade M. Wong
Written for a summer poetry miracles writing prompt over on Instagram.