The Reader’s Power

When I was younger,

Before the hiatus,

I filled journals for fun

With poetic musings.

I did that for me

And no other reason

But one day I stopped,

It went “out of season”.

Now that I’m older

I can’t help but wonder,

Would I have stopped 

Writing when younger,

If post-it notes penned

By some random strangers

Happened to appear

In handwritten journals?