how can i be strong for you
when my bones have been crushed?
how can i comfort you
when i sleep in blankets of sadness?
how can i hold you
when my arms carry the weight of the world?
how can i listen to you
when the voices in my head are screaming?
how can i walk a mile in your shoes
when i can’t even get back on my feet?
how can i be part of your life
when my own life isn’t whole?
how can i be anything to you
when i’m nothing to myself?
— on being there for you