Tell me what I do for you
I wanna know it too
Look at me, at us and where we are
Doesn’t feel like it but we’ve gone pretty far
Am I a companion or a resource
If I ran out of things to give, would you change course?
Do you love who I am or do you just appreciate what I possess
Do you stick around because I’m one step above useless
What comes to your mind when you hear my name?
And would it be insulting if I thought of you the same?
I just want to know where I stand
I hope I’m more than just a helping hand
I love that I represent safety and that you can depend on me
But where do I find refuge when I can’t seem to break free?
I’m happy to give you shade when it’s too bright and too hot
Can you water my roots and keep me alive when it’s not?
I try to be strong because no one else wants the responsibility
I didn’t know that meant forfeiting my sanity
All I want from you is permission to relax in your midst
Or is it a goodbye to vulnerability I’ve kissed?