You have stayed with me

Through thick and thin, tears and grins

You have held my hand

Squeezed it in comfort and love

Pulled me out of dark and foul.

You know my worst sides

And have bared your own in deep


We are neither of us pure

Several, the backs we’ve stabbed.

And yet we stand strong

Alone, but for each other

Facing a cruel world

In condescension. Remain

Hands clasped, black hearts intertwined.

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