I do not need a hand to hold.
I do not need lips to kiss.
I do not need arms to keep me warm
Or kind words to make me feel safe.
I would like a hand to hold.
I would like lips to kiss.
I would like arms to keep me warm
And kind words to keep me safe.
But if I can’t have any of these things.
I will take comfort in knowing
I am strong enough without them.