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saying Yes is the greatest of privileges:

to experience dalliences-in-waiting 
who attentively
wait for your permission;
hoping that you deem them worthy of your affection,
your response the word upon which they stand or fall.

when lovers are absent and loves are disinterested,
I have been known to scream Yes to the emptiness,
affirming my willingness
to infinity,
and all the uninterested ether.