Writing for clarity

Having every thought and idea 

Neatly lined up in marching formation,

Chronologically arranged 

Ready to tumble onto the page –

Is not a pre-requisite 

For good writing. 

The pen is a sword

Capable of slicing through confusion,

Splitting open hidden insights 

And chopping off sentiments

That don’t add to the narrative.

Writing does not empty the mind 

As much as it liberates it. 

Don’t wait for clarity before you write,

Use your pen to work through the uncertainty. 

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