Maybe you continuously seek my attention
by asking me to hang out with you,
or requesting help on all your homework assignments,
or gushing wide-eyed and smile-faced
about how much you missed me while I was gone,
and how we should both read the parts of lovers
because you would make an excellent wife.
But I'm not looking for the kind of girl
who throws herself at a guy for attention
or drops hints at every corner
in such a way that screaming them
would be more subtle.
I want someone strong and confident
who conducts herself with reason and restraint,
who could live without me rescuing her
but won't refuse me when I do anyway.
Please don't hand me yourself on a silver platter.
I need a chase, a battle, a quest,
something to work for and someone to fight for,
a rewarding relationship
that will be worth it in the end.