I am not an object
that can be easily dispensed
that you can leave on a shelf
when you’re in need, you dust my corners off and clean me up
my only use is at your convenience
when you’re done and my time is up
you put me right back on that shelf
— you are a human being, not an item to be tossed around and picked off the shelf as some sort of option. remember that when you try to justify being treated poorly.