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.

Thank you.