Validation

Authentication, proof, endorsement,

corroboration, substantiation,

confirmation, support…

 

Why do I feel I need your validation

to prove my worth?

 

I feel fury at myself,

but my creative sensibilities crave it;

like junkies crave white powder

stuffed up their noses

or a warm, euphoric rush

in their veins.

 

I cringe

if you hate me.

I get angry

if you misquote me,

but please

don’t be

indifferent,

apathetic or arrogant.

 

Give me the same chance

you would give

strangers

who enter your kingdom.

 

I am not perfection,

but I am

a fresh breeze in your world

and I learn more

every day,

with every breath.

 

Read my lines so that

I may stretch that

lovely space

behind your eyes

and inside your head

that leads to your

heart;

for there I will build

my fire.