with freckly shoulders and strong arms
from dragging around the pasts mistakes.
stomping the streets with bags of messages and a child in tow.
always there for a chat, a cry, even just a look,
to let you know that the world isn't crumbling beneath you
dealing with anything and everything
with a smile, a cup of tea, a
" you'll be alright pet "
And you will, with their love and support
What else would you need?
harsh words occasionally but never for no reason
Only used when necessary, to wake you up, enforce realization.
Something about their comfort, their smell, their touch : heals.
The powerhouse of family’s, friendship groups, communities.
Always proud, always healing.