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Why Do You Write?

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Perhaps because I’m lonely, and writing itself is  another form of loneliness?

Perhaps because words are innately selfish, and they want to be exposed although I don’t intend to?

Perhaps because I could easily edit what the mouth couldn’t?

Perhaps because writing is an open letter to a certain someone? A real and imaginary reader?

Perhaps the heart, the mind couldn’t contain all the words inside, they need an outlet?

Perhaps because words should be taken as they are, should not be taken as they are?
Perhaps because words are deceitful, just like us?

Perhaps because words are sincere, honest with their pretense and deceit.

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona! I’m in my early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud. I live the life I set for myself. I try to live an unapologetic life. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at Find me somewhere else!

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