I don't need a better thing
I'd settle for less
It's another thing for me
I just have to wander through this world
I asked a friend to just talk.
Tell me something, I said.
Tell me anything, please. Can you do this for me? I asked
Of course, he said.
I didn't tell him what was truly going through my mind:
PLEASE. CONNECT WITH ME.
I need some sort of sign that I am not alone, that I deserve to breathe, to laugh, to cry.
I need someone to hug me and just exist along my side.