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)