I want to write,

I want to break hearts,

Twist minds,

Shape thoughts,

Like a potter building the sides of a vase,

I want to reinforce confidence,

And watch as the eyes of my readers light up,

I want to bring them to tears,

But I want them to feel less empty,

Comforted by my words and characters and thoughts.

I want to meld my mind with theirs,

Show them what's in my head.

I want to open my heart and let them see it,

Splayed out, so they can take what they need to repair their own.

I want to share all this confusion and hollowness and complete bliss.

I want to write.