We Are Wife Material

We are not easy.

We are the challenge of patience.

We will not give in

to you,

or you,

or you and your abs.

We are wife material.

 

We are the warmth of kind smiles.

We are “I like her, she has kind eyes.”

We are your parent’s favorite.

We are wife material.

 

We are the best Christmas present givers.

We are crying during every chick flick without fail.

We are wife material.

 

We are your shoulder to cry on.

We are our own shoulder to cry on.

We are the perfect rebound.

We are no one’s first choice.

We are wife material.

 

We are loyal.

We are gullible.

We give second chances,

and third,

and fourth,

and fifth chances.

We are broken.

We are scarred.

We are scared.

 

But we are listeners.

for you

or you

or you and your abs.

 

We are wife material.

Anna Bennett

Originally appeared in the 2013-2014 edition of Outside In.