To Give You My Poetry

To Give You My Poetry by Valerie Parente

I want to give you my poetry
not because I need your reaction
but because I need to no longer internalize these feelings while they eat away at me.
All I really need is to be seen
To have you divide your attention and assign it to me
Then you’ll finally see the impact you have on my being.

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– Valerie Parente (2-19-2020)