I am not the time you need filled. I am not the attention you seek to complete the holes in your heart. I am not a passing attraction or a temporary glance. I am not the flower you pick only to watch me fade. I am not the answer to your insecurities nor the short term solution. I am not a doll to be played with and then tossed aside when I no longer amuse you.
I am the memory you hold onto at all your waking moments. I am the days you wish would never end. I am the view from the top of the mountain, the view of the world that you can’t turn your eyes from. I am the beating beautiful heart you hold in your hands and treasure for always. I am the answer to your wildest dreams and secret fantasies. I am the kind of gift that is cherished forever.
- the kind of self respect we all could use a little more of