Writing and I are both friends and foes. We are friends when Politics is not around. Without Politics' generals, Accountability and Credibility, watching over us, Writing and I are free souls. We jive, cha cha and salsa. In this instance, we are equals, friends. Words are fickle though. They know that in the presence of Politics, they can be mightier than the sword. The moment that Writing recognizes this and yearns for the power, we become foes. We punch, wrestle and even fire missiles. But, no matter. I am the master, so, yield it must.
CW (MA student, English Language and Literature, 2010)