let it all come to you

please, sir,
miniscule, hands oustretched
and dirty,
supplicant to his supplier

can i

i am the life form composed of thorns
like futuristic natural armor:
my components are 75% defense mechanisms,
20% anger and
5% human.

have

have you ever noticed how difficult it is
to admit that tenderness is not a foreign country,
that you are not impermeable,

some

that yes, those are battle scars on your back
from a war not yet ended–
that you need help,
that you need love

that you need

more

?

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