i am not here for you
for your entertain(t)ment
for your personal narrative
your view of reality and how i fit into it
i am not looking to you
because my validation comes from within
i do not need your "encouragement" or assessment
breathing heavy down my neck
the holler from all sides i did not ask for
simply by existing.
as it turns out, i am not here for you.
i am here for my experience of the world
what i can bring
what i can give
what i can do and be and see and smell and touch and hear and lift up and shout out
i am not here for your pleasure or imagination of what i would like
i will tell you when i want to know and what and how.
this is not here for you.
these luscious curves or this fine statement or the way i laugh loudly in public,