Just Hold You

I called myself

weak for wanting to hold you.

Just hold you.

To cradle your body

in my arms

and for you to know that

you were safe with me

as the storm raged around us.

But you weren’t there.

The storm never came because

you weren’t there to summon it.


Copyright © 2018 by Nita Pan

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