Please validate me

Tell me what you think

Please don't berate me

Keep your hatred silent

Like what you see

then speak;

Please nourish me

Tell me what I need

Please don't starve me

I'll feel a moment

Like that I seek

and be

Please judge me

Tell me I'm pretty

Please don't ignore me

I'm so innocent

Like me this way

so hungry

author's note -

unrevised, 2004

ever know how some folks just

post on the internet for validation and

nothing else?

this is their anthem.