Are you sure about this?
You could pick anyone as your lover.
You could have picked someone who was
much more beautiful than I am
much holier than I am
much more talented
more articulate than I
You could have picked someone
far less likely to put his foot in his mouth
less adept at making stupid mistakes
someone with a lick of sense
You could have picked someone obedient
someone who didn’t argue with you over everything
someone who will do as you ask and not question you
So I guess I just don’t get it
—why this interest in me?
You could have done so much better.
Najat says: Sush, dear, be easy.
You’re the only God I know
and the only God I want to know.
Of course I would have picked you.