The first

The first anything bears a weight beyond what it should have carried. Significance is a heavy burden. 

I write every day for at least 5 minutes. If I'm good, it's in the morning. And it's closer to 10. Some days I squeeze it in by hand in a waiting room, on a train. I write at my desk at work, my desk at home, on the deck, in my girlfriend's bed. 

You get it, I write. I write when I feel like I have nothing to say, when it feels dangerous to commit certain thoughts to a prison of remembrance. Words sink deeper on a screen or a page, float aloud. 

This is where I will share the words that reach their licked fingers to the sky to catch a breeze.