Go Ahead
by Jason Tomlinson

Go ahead and tell me what I do doesn’t matter
that all these words amount to nothing more than chatter
that my daily toil is futile the spinning of a restless wheel
that my accomplishments are imaginary far from being real
I dare you to I want you to I welcome your opposition
because my confidence has no root in the approval of your position
and furthermore I’m ornery enough to delight in your conflicting view
I know who I am and whose I am and that doesn’t rely on you