I Write

by Chad Carpenter

I write because I like

the idea that someone might

read that which I do write

and treat it with delight

and pass it to the right

into someone else's site.

Repeat 'til it takes flight,

absorbed from day to night,

treated as if it's right

in assuming that it's quite

the most brilliant of sites,

perhaps filled with such insights

that would make odd minds alight

with thoughts that do burn bright

with thoughts that do incite

and returns that do alight

on me in forms of height,

stature, money, might,

in other words the type

that urges me to write

the next best-selling tripe.

(To be absolutely honest-like,

I really enjoy reading my own shite.

So think of me anything you might,

and then feel free to take a hike.)