I would like to give you a gift,
Shining, valuable;
Something to make your eyes light up.

I would like to write you a song,
Lilting, hummable;
Something to make your spirit dance.

I would like to build you a home,
Welcoming, comfortable;
Somewhere your mind can be at peace.

But all I have is this self,
Shaking, vulnerable
Something you could, with only a word, destroy.

That understood, please take it
It's yours, durable;
I think I'd like that best of all.