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Fragility

Did you ever need to just be held Gently, like a baby bird or fragile leaf That when touched harshly Crumbles to dust in the hand You who are bound together so tightly With the thinnest of twine Who cannot move one way or another Without breaking in to a million pieces If someone would just hold you Honestly and in stillness You might find the strength to stay bound Or at least the desire to What it must be like to float In and through the soft hands of one who loves you To find a soft place to land and scream When the twine finally breaks The problem is that you look sturdy You look like the weight of the world Could rest easily upon your shoulders You do not look like some fragile thing Unless someone cares to look in your eyes They would never know Only your eyes know the secret And you never look anyone in the eyes But there may come a day When you look up And hope that someone will see And hope that they will hold you And let you breathe for a while And hold the weight for a while And let you scream for a while Until you can laugh again for a while Gentle seer and holder of lost souls This is my wish To be held To be weightless To breathe To be Hold me

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