Pull gently, it hurts.
I was strong once, but today
I feel all the tiredness of the world
rattling in my bones.
I go lumbering through life
Smiling, and making mistakes
Bewildered, realizing too late
Starting all over again.
I worry, I worry of what you think
What she thinks, what he thinks
Because you taught me how to care
about what they think
But I don’t do things halfway
Love and care and worry and loss
All, paid in full….