affirmative consent has been acquired
initiation sequence activated
all systems go for liftoff
zoom zoom zoom baby
but how do we get to yes
from here to there
i feel your attraction
but do you care? & do i care?
really only one way to see
to move things up a smidge
let’s set aside some time
before water passes the bridge
needed to be certain you were certain
before i let you get in over your head
how sweetly surreal is love’s deep dive?
cause the one you choose is where you’ll thrive
yes isn’t always simple.
but come on,
it could be so simple
if we keep it simple.
asking all the right questions
in just the right order.
setting the mood, stacking the deck
so when the time comes to pop the question
every need has been met
we know not to negotiate through a no
we accept your free will & let it go
but you’ve got to be direct. i’m a literal kind of girl
no good with signs & signals, this is a crazy crazy world
so before this goes any further
tell me, baby, where’ve you been
need to connect on a deeper level
before we take this for a spin.
how do we get to yes?
can’t we just let go enough
to feel that yes rising?
to let it well up deep inside me
till you can taste it on the tip of my tongue
sweet like honey, dripping from my kiss
take your time, but don’t take too long
cause that yes is such a gift
sometimes yes is a slow burn
you start slow & low
in your favorite cast iron
just so you know
its been sweetly seasoned
with love & intention
raising the heat just enough
to give the flavor dimension
so the sugar carmelizes
but doesn’t smoke or get bitter
stir stirring, letting it get so hot
as long as it needs to take to thicken
watch that yes come together
o you’ll know when it’s ready
golden sweet & too hot to touch
give it just a moment to rest
so you can catch your breath
so you can consent
so we can get to that yes
so do it already
no fun to repress,
much nicer to confess
YES baby yes.
So just say it outloud.
& if you can say it outloud
then say it with me now
yes yes YES!
– Suza Kanon