If I were…

If I were tiny and fragile,
If I were gentle, small and vulnerable,
Maybe you would take me to your arms,
Embrace and protect me.

I’m not tiny and fragile,
I’m not gentle, small and vulnerable.
Yet still I break and I bleed,
I hurt and I fear.
I long for embrace, protection and warmth.

But I am not small, tiny and gentle…

Alenka H., 2021 (?), translation

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