First Nature (The Reason) by Jake Markoff

Writing feels like it is second nature,

But at its core it is, in fact, the first.

Proper storytelling is portraiture,

A canvas on which human truths are nursed.

The page is a mirror reflecting souls

In their true form, in their simplicity, 

In exaltation, in pain, broken, whole,

their differences in synchronicity.

In all forms the story remains the same,

A leading thread, a kind luminary.

Locking our histories into a frame,

Weightless, all the world’s weight it can carry.


Conflict exists in unending season;

Writing cures it, no matter the reason.