congratulations

It’s funny when you
act in spite
and find yourself
years later
in the wave you instigated
with the flap of a butterfly wing
over something you can’t recall
I am here now,
in spite of you
I did this to show you
that I am capable of anything
I am powerful, I am smart
and it was time for you to stop
underestimating me.
Well,
you’re long gone,
and here I am
This is my life
With no one to drive me to my knees
seeking approval
the way that you did
I was never good enough, for you
So I’ve spent all this time
becoming better
And you’ll never know
the better me.