Baby, can I hold you when the darkest thoughts overwhelm you at night? You don’t need to talk. Don’t say a thing. But baby, allow me to be there for you when you feel undeserving and sad.
I am there for you.
Your head in my lap, my hands massaging your scalp. Trust that I will pick up the pieces when you fall apart. Eyes closed, all you need to feel grounded is the comfort of my body’s heat.
I am there with you.
Baby, let me hold you. Let me love you for a little while, until the crying is done and until you are ready to push the clouds away and move on. But baby, remember: you don’t need to fight alone.
I am there.