Lace your fingers with mine,
Rest your head on my shoulder.
You're safe now.
Don't fear the comfort of my embrace.
Your hands are chilled;
Warm them within mine.
Your tears are free to fall
Wherever they may choose.
Look into my eyes,
Raise your head.
I will never leave you.
Speak, and I will listen.
The quiet desperation you have felt
Can be abated.
A blanket woven with empathy
Covers you now.
All is quiet,
Your voice is soothed
By the soft, careful caress
Of what I can give you.