Bookstore Poem #247. Inner voices

A short while ago, I overheard an author saying that kids ‘don’t have those inner critical voices’, that they don’t compare their drawings to others and judge themselves. Not so, say I…

You can’t say
that kids don’t have those voices

They do—I did

And what was true then
is true now

It’s only a matter
of degree

(7 May 2018)