I need you

I need you.
its a simple message but I can’t understand it.
its a great fear that I will get it and not be able to help,
but today, its not like that. I will help, at all costs.
i get up, walk out of my exam – damn there goes 15% of my final grade.
I’m running, running trying to find a taxi – what is this, the one day for them all to be busy.
I run halfway across town before I find one.
I’m directing the driver, wishing they would go faster – I realise I have no money.
I run inside, your in the shower, I find your wallet to pay the driver – you left it out for me, always so thoughtful.
you walk out of the bathroom – I see the new cuts, the crosshatching all over your chest,
and walk right into my arms.
we stay like that – I don’t know how long.
i hesitate then ask – ’ can I ask why? ’
you look at me, you seem scared of me, of my reaction more – ’ the voices they wouldn’t stop.’
’ i thought it could stop the voices’ – you break down in my arms.
and I know that today was deffinately one of those times where, i did the right thing in trying so hard, to be there for you… no matter what.
it doesn’t matter that your still wet and n your boxer shorts, and I’m in my uniform witht he pens from my exams still in my pocket. all that matters is that I’m there, to make the voices go away…

I need you


Canberra, Australia

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hah… this is deffinately a journal piece… but really… I can’t think of it like that…

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  • Cathie Brooker
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