You know, I wasn't born like this, but I had the promise of me the whole time.
Life tried to shoot me down, but this Goddess inside - Aphrodite, wouldn't let me quit.
But oh, how I tried.
I sold out, gave up, started over. Always asking, wanting for more.
Living on a hamster wheel I lovingly called, "Jaguar." "XJS" if you're nasty.
But life kept on beating me, demanding I stay down, so I did.
I stayed in a marriage that felt like slow suicide.
I got religious, prestigious, even sanctified - and all the while slowly dying.
But, here's the thing about Aphrodite, a well-known fact.
She's as fertile as the day is long.
So, while I was pretending my hamster wheel was a luxury car,
she lovingly, generously, patiently encouraged her seeds to take root.
All this for one such as I.
Five babies later, bankrupt and alone, what more could I lose?
I fucked up the Stepford clone.
So this Goddess who waited patiently by, took her place, right here, center stage,
and let all the bullshit go by.
So, now here I stand in all this Goddess glory. Realizing one simple truth - it's all just a story.
The lies I believed, that I told to fit in...all the while feeling this Goddess who would not let me quit.
Waiting for permission to come into the light when all I had to do was claim my birthright.
Hello, I'm Aphrodite.
Now tell me, who are you?