Maybe that’s what you think of me.
I wish instead it were
“The two of us are sassy.”
“The two of us are smart.”
“The two of us are committed to each other.”
when what I wanted was for us
I don’t apologize
for not wanting to “be casual”
is a one-dimensional reflection
of our fear of opening
because we don’t know each other
we don’t know ourselves.
The things that are crooked in me
are the jagged edges that make light bounce
so if you prefer dull refraction
then my bright colors were never for you.