I want you to find me sexy. (Sexier than his new girl, most definitely.)
I want you to validate my views. (Because I can’t trust myself.)
I want you to think I’m smart and successful. (Because every second I’m reminded by this and this Person’s accomplishment that I am mediocre, at best.)
I want you to think I’m wise and charitable. (Because if I’m not that accomplished, at least I’ve got that whole Spiritual thing going for me, right?)
I want you to like me. (Because it’s so damn hard to like myself.)
—-There is a Difference Between Scar-Expression & Self-Expression
By Sheena Vasani
They told me to walk following the arrows and signs of other’s streets
Don’t look down, just up
And so I listened and I swallowed your maps and I looked both ways and up and up – what a good girl! – I even ran to get there faster faster faster
Following all the directions, running the race, ran ran ran
Until I fell into the forbidden Down
And stared it straight into its face
Only to find in that loud silence my voice once more
An xo and an arrow
Love now the guide, not you
Why didn’t they ever tell us that down there lies the true path we’d all been looking for?
-Through the fall, we fly
On those days when the memories of yesterday dim the light of today’s new dawn…
Throw the sheets off and open wide those blinds that hide. Dry those eyes.
Put your crown back on, goddess
The sun beckons you to shine alongside.
-The Sun is Your Equal, Stand Tall and Don’t Hide