see,
i'm such a sucker.
they can hurt my heart,
but no,
no,
i still want to be with them.
(i just want an apology)

and i know i'll never get one,
because i hurt about the things that don't count,
and i wish wish i could just let go
but..
i can't
can't.

but then,
you are here.
you are here.
and.
you ask what's wrong.
and.
you don't believe when i say nothing.
and.
you see my mouth tighten.
(and you know that it means i'm trying not to cry.)

and when you pull into your arms,
i feel nothing but.
safe.
like you are my daddy, and you will let nothing happen to your little girl.
(i know it's true.)
(so thank you.)
(you changed one sad poem's ending.)

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dec 10