i want someone who'll
sweep me off my feet
but wait weeks just to cuddle.
i want someone who knows
monogamy isn't a type a wood.
i want someone who'll smile when
she sees me coming
and meet me in the rain for a kiss.
i want someone who loves my friends
for their amazing qualities,
instead of liking them for me.
i want someone to hold my hand
and trace my lips
and kiss my forehead
when i least expect it.
i want someone who will take me home
to meet the parents, the brothers, the sister
and our hearts and minds will be
in sync as we cross that bridge together.
i want someone who grins when i
sing bette midler at the top of my lungs
and who sings right along with us.
i want someone who realizes that
music is life and love and learning .
i want someone who lets me sleep in
and when i wake up and say "why didn't you wake me up"
responds, "baby, i didn't have the heart. you need the rest."
i want someone who'll remember
my favorite poets, musicians and artists
without scanning my collections for clues.
i want someone who'll accept the fact
that i don't eat salad, seafood or steak
and who will appreciate that
i have and always will love spaghetti.
i want someone who wants children
and who will know that i will always have
time for my girls. as long as there is a
breath in my lungs, those girls will be
my first babies.
i want someone who understands that
i like to talk, and i like to not talk.
someone who will never pressure me
to speak when i don't have any words.
i want someone who'll take me out,
but spend the entire evening looking at me
and dreaming of the moment
we finally get to go home.
i want someone who knows who she is,
what she believes in and stands up for it.
i want someone who will surprise me
by forcing me to get on a plane without knowing
where it's headed. sometimes it takes a little
firm persuasion to keep me from ruining surprises.
i want someone who will watch svu with me
and who doesn't blink twice when i push the pillows
against the wall and sleep flat on the mattress.
i want someone who'll love me --
love me for every wonderful, stupid, annoying,
intriguing, silly part of my being
and never dream of having me any other way.