daddy

Oh daddy
You are my deepest wound and
My greatest gift

For every little girl needs you
And when you hurt me. it bled
Purple Throbbing Ache

Please see me
Please tell me I am good
And worthy and smart and pretty

I have looked for you in the face of every lover
I have searched and I have begged
To be
Found
Lovable.

But that is your legacy daddy
You forced me to unearth self love
In the soft soil of my heart
To plunge deep into the well
Of my shadow soul and find My own worth, 
My own treasure, goodness, and truth

I can now look you in the eye and cushion you
Just a woman, seeing a man
Who didn’t love himself.