I wear the hat of a writer on weekday mornings,
The hat of a struggling writer on weekday afternoons.
I wear the hat of a “writer” when people ask me what I do for work,
The hat of a Writer to people who call themselves that too.
I wear the hat of a poet when I read writing I think is simple,
The hat of a novelist whenever I actually read a poem.
I wear the hat of a child when I talk to someone with a real job,
The hat of a creator when others say they had the same dream.
I wear a writing hat when I sit down to write,
It’s me, holding my head, putting it to work.
(photo from leofuchs.com)