You are not trying
to make me shrink
in order to fit into your view of the world
you have greater visions for me
than being a piece in your puzzle
you don’t want to take the parts of me
that fit neatly in your pattern
and ignore the rest
you want it all
and for the first time I glimpse the possibility
of choosing a man
not because of whom he
is capable of letting me be
but because he gives me the space to be me