take my hand,

made of unraveling yarn

and tie it to your own

tell me that the knot

will never come undone

take me into your arms

will all the gentleness you have

know that I am breakable

and in some places already broken

know that you have the power to destroy me

tell me that I am safe, that your hands

will never hurt me

take me as I am

as I was

as I have always been

different from you,

but made of the same material

tell me that you meant it

when you said you'd love me,


no matter what