if you care about me,
be kind, because anger hides my emotions
be gentle, because I am not as strong as I seem
be soft, because life has left me jagged edges
be understanding, because it’s hard to tell the truth.
if you love me,
be passionate, because I need to know you’re still here
be rough, because I crave physical intimacy
be dominant, because sometimes I need to be put in my place
be unwavering, because my fears and feelings get stronger at night.
and if you can look past the imperfections, never leave me.