hold on

hold my hand and bring it your lips

breathe your balm-like whispers between my fingers

lean in close

and bless my forehead with a kiss

brush away my leaky tears

and softly chuckle away my wayward gloomy doom worries

give me your strong shoulder

to lean my hard and often stubborn head

let me hear

your elusive laugh that bubbles up from nowhere 

or as often as i would like

i want to hold on tight

just to stop from reeling

just to touch miraculous you

as you rearrange my frizzy hair strands

making it more unkempt than it was before

but even so i can’t deny

how beautiful i feel in your smiling glow