If I let my dog loose would you run?
Would you stand your ground and continue in your approach?
Distract him with a bone…if you must.
If my fire were strong, would you blow it out?
Or throw yourself in it, just so you could be.
Magnify it with gasoline…if you must.
If my feet were out of lead, would you carry me?
Cup your arms around me, and take in the scent of my shampoo.
Gently whispering your story into my ear.
Just to be with me.