Social instincts:reassuring, thoughtful and affectionate –
distracted, slightly mournful –
bonding out of reflex:
painful lessons of half-sentient living
filtered through amassing glimmers
of a subsequent experience –
so glowing with unknowing that you’ve
yearned – and learned – to blink again –
maybe for a moment think again –
as if you were a child: mild and willing
and bewildered: wondering, beguiled.
It might be true whoever seems
to have decided now to lean on you
is welcome to.