In order to be myself…I am willing to be by myself
I will not claim perfection but relish in the beauty that is my chaotic mind, heart, and soul.
I will not stifle my words, emotions, thoughts for the sake of fitting in.
I will not tread lightly to fit any gender roles.
I will grow towards the sun.
I will rest beside the moon.
I will not give of myself physically for the sole sake of pleasing another.
I will not fake a smile, a tear, an orgasm, a laugh for the sake of anyone’s ego.
I will not be fooled to believe that every love story is a long story.
I will not settle for a punchline.
I will love with my whole heart when it is deserved.
I will not let everyone behind my walls.
I will not hold anyone captive within the walls.
I will not say what needs to be said just to “play the game.”
I will not treat anyone like a predator.
I will not be anyone’s prey.
I will not pretend to care when I don’t.
I will not pretend to not care when I do.
I will indulge in a kiss like it’s the first time.
I will not waste away my years trying to fill anyone’s voids.
I will not be a walking tomb.
I will never replace/become “her.”
I will allow vulnerability to overshadow my fears.
I will be honest about my insecurities.
I will not let them haunt me.
I will be myself.
I will be alone.
I will be okay.
I will sign on the dotted line.