I said, “Yes!” to many things.
I encouraged a challenge–
In the beginning.
I said things like:
Although, in the moment I didn’t quite understand it.
Without protest, my taking the backseat
Meant keeping you around
For more than the possibility of physical intimacy.
I thought to myself,
“Things would never be going this well had I not decided to be more like someone else.
More… take your mind out of it— keep saying, yes, to anything.
No matter how debilitating.
Because otherwise you’d never love me.”