When I shook with the realization that I could lose him, you put both hands on me

You kept me close- you are my safety  

You laid beside me until my lids were heavy and they fell- like the tears that clung to your chest right where my head was laid to rest 

We were able to press pause and rewind- to erase diagnoses, 

My body feels weak- it feels strained- 

because sometimes when I shake I feel like I’m going to break and I need someone to steady me/ to hold me

That’s all we have- is a need to be touched and to be needed- to be seen and loved even in the light of day.

ida patton