“The best advice I ever got, was never to settle for something noncommittal, when all I wanted was something absolute.
You ask me what I want today, and I tell you, I want you.
There is no hidden meaning to it, no negotiations, no truce.
I want you, with your filthy mouth and your filthier mind at 3 o’clock every night.
I want you with your fiery temperament and sunny good mornings and it’s been a rough day frustration.
I want you at your extremes.
Don’t tell me maybe if you want to say no way in hell.
Don’t tell me I could behave better if all you want me to be, is less of a pathetic jerk who makes you cry some nights and smile on others.
I want you to be honest.
Don’t turn into those romantic movie characters if you don’t want to, with your entire heart in your palms.
Don’t say you wished for a boyfriend who’d write you letters if all you want is a guy who can rub his tongue under your ear like new denim scrapes your thigh.
Don’t say you want to hold hands if all you want is a day spent in each other’s arms.
Say what you want, and let him take care of his own feelings.
Tell him you’d like a vibrator better than a pink sequined sofa cushion.
In the end, that’s all we ever want. To be honest to someone.
For someone to be honest to us.
I want to tell you I would want to kiss you every time I hear a poem in Persian.
I want you to know you are special, and you are intelligent, and you are a good kisser too.
That these aren’t disjointed qualities.
That you aren’t disjointed personalities.
I want you to know that you are a lot of things, and each of them is important.
That you are wanted, for who you are.
That I want you, and I would, no matter what.