big enough

The way he thinks about you isn’t big enough

He doesn’t believe in all the kinds of things you do

Like real-life “ever afters”; happy endings

Like second chances or the magic that is you

The way he thinks about you isn’t big enough

He has your heart; you have his mind, his conscious thoughts

He has his “You’ll be fine without me, life-goes-on” -ness

You have the wounds from all the times you know you’ve fought

The way they think about you isn’t big enough

They keep you grounded in their finite, stringent world

They think in “this” or “that” or “white” or “black” scenarios

When you’re a “gravity is optional” kind of girl

The way they think about you isn’t big enough

They get excited for the answers on a page

They feel fulfilled by rigid tasks and status quo-ness

They think that’s all there is to do or left to say

But please know that, no matter what, you’re big enough

You are the light that changed his life for good or worse

And you’re the one who’ll change the world for lack of sameness

I know it’s hard, but it’s a blessing – not a curse

So when you go to bed tonight, you’re big enough

He won’t say it but I’ll shout it to the stars

And remember that for girls who resist gravity

…Not even the moon is all that far.

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