just in case

if you’re wondering
why I’m asking the whole world
for help, but not you,
it’s because
you can’t help me. well,
in theory you could,
but you don’t want to.
the help I need
seems to be beyond your power
to give me.

someone else
will have to step up
and take over
when all I want is to be held
and told that I’ll be okay,
that I’m not going to die alone,
that someone loves me.

even if it’s not true.
sometimes, late at night
I’m alone enough
to long for the comfort
of a heartfelt lie.

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R. Brookes McKenzie

what fresh hell is this

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