do you feel held?

have you felt cared for?

when was the last time someone washed your hair? touched your arm gently, mindlessly, softly


did you cry? a silent, steady tear falling down your cheek as your heart beat as though you had two, jumping in eagerness, yearning, disbelief

did your eyes well up? flooding with awe that someone could be so tender to you

to me?

to you.

you deserve this, somewhere in the back of your mind whispers, and you think you might believe it

i deserve this.

you do.

you do.

have you ever been touched…

Helena Emmanuel

TV production freelancer in New York. Sometimes I write.

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