Kenosis

How to write and be read–
this is the million dollar question.
The first answer is always,
Don’t worry about it,
as if we live in that sort of world,
If it’s meant to be,
when for most it isn’t.

The second answer is,
Adjust your expectations.
It’s an honourable anonymity,
a kenosis of ambition.
Get to know your neighbors,
who are the only ones, after all,
who are close enough.

The third answer is,
Do it for yourself,
which is true enough,
as far as it goes,
a little ways,
Do what makes you happy,
out of context, out of mind.

The fourth answer is,
Stop writing.