“Ask Me for More: Shoutout to Siblings Part 3”
Secretly, I dont want you to be so dependable, so perfect.
Rail against the boundaries that define your life. Tell me you want a do-over. Scream at the reality that is our family. Demand more.
Your empathy twists the knife deep. I know you understand too much. I know you tuck away some of your self-expression–
So that I won’t shatter.
So that peace will flow between you and me.
So that the group dynamic is preserved.
And if you go out into the world and become more truly yourself, I will release you because it’s honorable. But I will shatter at that moment of knowing
That I wanted to give you more.
That you gave in because you were the one who was capable of it.
That A could be more unapologetically himself within the family and we all had to bear it.
If my blessings lend you strength, take this one with you: Be at peace with yourself. Be at peace with the world. For you are the child of my greatest dreams of motherhood, and you have surpassed any depths and heights I might have conceived. In you I repose my most cherished ideals, and to you I bequeath my most complex legacy.