I’m glad you told me you want me
to be and what not to be in order to be
what you could, should, would wish.
I don’t care what you want or don’t.
I want what I want and don’t want
what you think I should be.
If I can be and not give up myself
I’ll be what I am with you while you
be all that you can be.
Now that you know what you want
maybe you will spend some time
finding out who and what you are
What you want is far from what I want
because I am far more than what you want.
Be careful what you care about is more
than that you don’t care.
(a response to The Invitation by Oriah Mountain-Dreamer)