I won’t harm you
but I won’t shrink too
just so you can take up my space
nor do I expect you to do the same.
We are two individuals.
Everything about us may differ.
I won’t make it even
by changing myself into a person
according to what you like or need.
This is not about showing arrogance.
I am just respecting my preference.
If that bothers you, you may leave.
I don’t have any object to please you
nor do I find any need to.
I have learnt this through my experience
that even if you change
according to how they need you to,
people are never happy with you.
There is always something less or void.
So, now, I don’t pay heed to that noise.
If you are expecting me to serve
or change myself as you will say,
please leave at once
because I don’t settle but try to balance.
I am sure, there may be enough space
for both of us to accomodate
ourselves and our needs with respect.
Sans shrinking, our wings can be widely spread.