I am not your bookmark.
Holding your place until the rest of your story comes along.
I am not your temporary tattoo.
A pretty design but not pretty enough to commit.
I am not your leftovers.
Stowed away until you’re hungry again.
I am not your napkin.
Only functioning to clean up your mess.
I am not your pillow.
Allowing you to rest your pretty little head until more important things call you away.
I am good enough.
I am worth it.
I do not need your verification.
I do not need your validation.
I am better than good enough.
I am finally standing up to this idea that I couldn't ever be.