tell me you want me, then tell me again.
tell me until you’re blue in the face.
angry. wondering who could possibly be this insecure.
wrap those words around me.
they’re all I need to stay warm tonight.
surround me in your security blanket,
and if I wake in the night, shivering cold,
asking those words. begging. “do you still want me?”
tell me those words, and let me hold onto them until I fall asleep again.