because maybe you were attracted to their physical features
like maybe they had a perfect nose or something
but also maybe something perfect inside of them too
that you’re not sure of yet
you owe it to yourself as a human
to say “i’m committed to getting to know you”
you are not afraid of commitment
you are afraid of what you are going to miss
and maybe you’ve been calling it being picky or something like that
but maybe its not that at all.
see them again
but don’t ever leave them questioning
whether or not it was them
and why another person left before they even arrived.
treating people on dating apps like options at a dinner buffet
rather than people who might be worth getting to know for more than a three-hour period
but that is how it goes
so many opportunities that choosing isn’t necessary
you don’t have to commit to anything
you can just move on to the next person
and if you ask me
i think that maybe it isn’t really leaving your options open
but thinking you have too many options instead.
for you to feel safe in this world
enough that you can get out of bed each day
and give yourself to what needs you,
to who needs you.
i wish this for you.
and me, too.
to not feel so afraid.