Soft and warm and kind is this place
Sunlight blessing my head and my face
Breathing along on the breath of another
Oh Father, Mother, Sister and Brother
Far stronger than I, for I am so small
In these mighty arms even I cannot fall
Safe sanctuary ‘neath this titan chest
My heart is at rest in my own tiny breast
No threat, no pressure, no pain, no sin.
I know not where I start, or where you begin
For now we are joined, we are one and not two
There is no longer a ‘me’, I am now part of you
Your heartbeat a mantra inside my head.
I do so want to stay, even if I be dead.
I have nothing to lose, my life you can smother
Dear Father, Mother, Sister, Brother
But I know it can’t last, I know it will end
And when consciousness comes back to claim me again
Forget this I will, and I’ll be alone
Bereft on that planet that they call my home
So I beg you come back when I fall asleep
A guard on this lost cub I hope you will keep
And I pray that one day I will no longer be ‘other’
My Father, my Mother, my Sister, my Brother