All that I have
I have the self-respect,
space or esteem
that I need to "bartend" my resources
to live large unconditionally.
I am confident in and gratified
what is close to my heart
or in sharing my happiness
like a buffet of joy.
I take pleasure and pride
in the new order I have created
by clean sweeping emotional clutter
or in honoring what has meaning.
I am empowered by recognition
and my gift is contentment.
I am getting close
to a long-awaited consummation,
or even love connection;
all commitments involving emotion.
I take matters into my own hands
for the right time has come
to redeem the self-worth I once lost.
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