All I wanted
was to be seen, to be acknowledged
to know I exist.
Self-esteem is overrated.
For a long time now I have painted you a villain.
That may or may not be true.
But it simply doesn’t matter anymore.
Maybe this is what they mean by closure.
And all it took was a few words…
to pluck the thorn from my side
to lift the stone from my heart.
You have been a catalyst
You cracked me wide open
and everything I create is colored
by the experience we shared.
I can only be grateful for the joy
and also for the pain.