Poems. I don’t like them all. I don’t follow trends. Some lauded poets are not on my reading list.
I have written for years, for instance, the haiku, and I think: mine are as well made as published ones, why do I get so many rejections?
Simple answer is I keep sending in poems. I follow editorial guidelines and deadlines and the poetic form (somewhat). Then, I receive a mixed bag of no response, other times I read ‘rejected’, and then rarely I taste success.
I can say I want to write so others will experience my poems (somewhat). Poetry may not be as lucrative as winning the lottery and fame would be intrusive too, those don’t matter.
The most credit I ever received from instructors’ poetry assignments were ‘check-marks’—completed the assignment, followed the guidelines, and met the deadlines. There was no ‘grade’ given.
What is the point of writing haiku? Not filling notebooks or burning up a mic somewhere with short-poetry. Fame is fleeting. I ran out of notebook space years ago.
So I’m at riches and treasures? Maybe, if they’re my next three lines.