can you always be?

39944276-0c53-4486-8c88-5dcbca75e708by Jessica Hopkins06 May 2019

I feel like it's okay now,
to want you here
to want you to hold me, so maybe
I won't feel so afraid

and so alone, not only in my mind

this room is no longer mine, don't you see?

this life is no longer familiar but
you are

can you always be?

I don't want it to end yet,
could you be here, just now. for a second

maybe a few hours - time stops with you,
I could not tell.

I'm struggling to stay afloat, I need you
to press my body against yours
for solidity, for strength ---

I don't want it to end yet.