Touch me on the arms just under the shoulders
Yes, the outer arms
Yes, right there
Lightly with your fingers
I'll stay here kneeling
Just stay here doing it while I soak up the touch
While I let the warmth and tingle of it go through my body
I'm not strange or anything
It's just that sometimes
When things get lonely
You know, when you're feeling all alone
And people are walking by
Only they're not because they're in a sort of different world that you can't quite get to?
Sometimes when things are like that
If someone would just touch me just below the shoulders on both sides
Just for a second
Like two sockets, sort of, where the current could run through
Then I could feel somehow connected
Somehow part of something, you know?
And watching...sort of...
So just do that for me, please
Don't think about it, or you'll laugh
Or tell someone I'm weird
All I want is to be touched
To know that I'm alive
That's not really strange
I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.