Thankful for the friend,
who grabs your attention
and says, "you are Fine."
so assured, you have to believe her,
even as you waver on the edge of insecurity
the one who makes time for you,
because you just mean that much to her,
still that girl she met back when,
all innocence and hope.
who hears the words unspoken
and knows what you're trying to say,
because you're too afraid of what
will happen if you say them outloud
the friend who pulls
in the edges of your world
until life makes sense, who knows you
when you forget your own self.
All of you, I am thankful for.