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Poem Addressing Why I Choose To Write Poems When I Know
It Is A Highly Unlikely Way To Receive The Approval That I Crave

Peter Davis

My need for approval is such that even normal approval is not good enough. I only
feel good about approval if I have earned it in the hardest way I can imagine. If you,
by some amazing stroke of luck, find this poem and it impresses you so much that
you feel very positive about me, and if you communicate that positive feeling to me,
I will feel very good for a very short period of time (especially if you are well-respected
and prestigious). I wait for this rare and fleeting event because I can’t think of
anything else worth waiting on. It’s sad.

Peter Davis

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