when you ask me how I am,

I think to myself, I am so good, I am going to be fine.

I have made friends with those who assume I am fine.

Thank you for asking me these questions.

when you make sure I am fed,

I think to myself, I am so full, I am not full of need.

I have been afraid to nourish myself.

Thank you for making these decisions.

when you listen to me talk,

I feel my feelings and walk into things, as you say, with my eyes open.

Thank you for making it safe enough to keep my eyes open.

Everything else,

I will wait.

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