I get it- I’m a B side. Fringe. Cult Classic. It’s cool- that’s all I wanted.
Why do I seek more? Why do I want acknowledgement?
Yo! I see you, being influenced by me- but no recognition given.
Nah, it’s cool- fame isn’t my game- but when I like what you do, I say so-
or hit those sigils of modern acceptance.
Why is it so easy for you in one way, and easier for me in another.
If we consider ourselves creatives why does it feel like we are creating
against each other in some competition looking to extremes?
I don’t want to be some artistic meme
My soul is a collaborator- but I need you to see me to be a participant in that bigger thing we are both actively creating.