mind choked up, absorbed
and thrown back polished up like brass
you must remember that you are not broken.
you do not need fixing.
you never needed fixing.
and Ariadne, the girl with the string to guide me home
and four different words for love.
i love you with all four of those words and more besides
because you never needed fixing
and yet you knew you were imperfect.
remember your imperfections
cherish your flaws
banish pain and you banish who you are
poison your water in small doses
call up your immunity
every second was worth it.