careering

Feb 13 2014

“Writer” always goes first on the list,
then editor, then musician.
I wish I could say, “words and music”
because to me that would say,
I can make them, I can fix them,
I can publicize, I can sell them.

I do all those things with words and music.

But people have to know you
before you can start making things up.
You have to fit the categories
before you can break them.
So: writer, editor, musician;
The ways I talk about myself
so that other people can know
what I’m talking about
even if that’s really not how
I think about myself.

Someday I will be “words and music”
and everyone will know what I mean

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