The chink in your armour.
Let me fix it for you today.
Let me fill in the gap.
Let me touch the place that feels most vulnerable.
Let me kiss the forehead and iron the wrinkles
The battle is not a battle at all.
It will be okay.
It will be better.
I’ll make it better.
Open your eyes again.
Tell me you are fine.
That I’m the one who needs repairing.
But sit quiet as I love you more.
Each pain removed, every wound healed.
Or healing, but give me a moment.
Let me apologise for them all
Sit quiet and wince a little so I kiss your eyes
And drive away the puddles that threaten to flow.
Hold my hand tighter, hurt me a little even
But don’t, don’t stop me from this
This is not the end
This isn’t a beginning
There’s no promise of when the world will stop
To hurt you, expose you, belittle you
But this is only a moment of pain
Let me make it insignificant again
Let my words be a wand
I’ll swish them around you,
And the worries are gone
Let your hopes rest somewhere else
You deserve more than me
You deserve more than anyone I know
Anyone I imagine
Just please this once let me be selfish
And be the one to make it better
Every breath will be happier,
And I will hear you smile
You’re my knight, you’re my sanity
Let me protect you, save you this once
You aren’t alone. You will never be.
Just hold on tighter to me.
As I clean the slightest wound
And you lay back, at rest and less unsure.
You heal, and I will be cured.