Be safe, treasure,
and keep warm in the winter
when I'm not there with my warmth to share.

I've always been a splinter
in your side, and though I've tried and tried
to be less of a burden for you to bear,
I've decided that the only way
to set you free is to rid you of me.

At first, knowing you, you'll spend day by lonely day
worrying about me – you always do.
But that will pass faster than you'd think,
and soon your mind will be clear
of any thoughts of me and you.

And so, my dear,
I'll say my goodbyes;
be brave without me by your side,
and soon, being no longer blocked by me,
the sun will shine
all the brighter.