Why can you only see your reflection
in someone else’s eyes?
Why can you only stand up
when you lean on someone else?
The self, by definition,
is you and you alone.
But you keep looking for someone else
to show you who you are.
You made a decision some time ago
to forge this road alone.
To take the untraveled path
to places never seen.
When you came to the fork you faltered
and ended up right back here.
You’ve felt this before, you’ll feel it again
this is how you move.
In circles, with blinding repetition
around and around again.
Seeing yourself through someone’s eyes
isn’t really what you wanted at all.
It’s glaring, it’s cold, it’s distant, it’s hard
to stand there for any length of time.
All you ever really wanted
was for someone to see you as you are.
But you shouldn’t have to ask them to look
they should be asking you.
After wanting that for so long
it's now just a wide open wound.