some people just have what it takes
to make you write a line or two.
whether or not we’re excited by ideas
they will seem redundant
without bright people to view.

It’s the need for recognition,
self-consciousness beyond the self,
realization – without the help –
of others.

yet, in contradiction, here I sit,
writing a bit,
due to simple request
from you!

friends, this is what it takes,
slight motivation,
some inspiration,
soft liberation,
from the everyday.

readers, this is what it takes,
to give me a break
from the lie
of self-conscious “I”
to the key –
a responsive “We”

“We therefore I am” (Mbeti, African philosopher)