Stalemate
What if I say no
To your pleading
Then your demanding
To your unyielding desire
To shape me as
Your own
The distance between us
Would grow larger
Then even even more vast
As you fumble through
The immeasurable caverns
Of my ample resistance
Endlessly searching
For something
Anything
That would give you
A solid place to stand
I would trap you
Within my own indifference
Both of us caught
In a barbed cluster
Of our unrelenting stubbornness
Both of us unhappy
Unwilling
Unable
To allow the
other
A chance to
breathe.