Please speak clearly so that I can hear you.
Stand close so that I may sense your meaning.
Fix your eyes on mine so that the truth won’t escape.
Focus on what you feel and where it’s coming from, and I’ll meet you there.
I’ll find where you are because I’ll be searching.
I’ll listen for you when words fail and voices crack.
I’ll watch for you when your posture shifts and you fold your arms to guard yourself.
Relax if you can.
I’ll keep watch when you need to sleep.
And when you need to fight, I’ll be in your corner.
I’ll walk behind you when you need to move – not to watch you go, but to make sure that you hear my footsteps behind you.
And you’ll know that you’re never alone.