i wrote this post ten times

there is a girl who lives on my shoulder
she is sometimes jealous she is not living the life of a child
she wants to run and play and get dirty
she found a thirsty turtle once
she gave it water and fish food
until it was well enough to swim
but now she sits on my shoulder
my tiny guardian fighting my demons for me
for i am not strong enough to fight them alone
there is a girl who sits on my shoulder
and she is jealous of the other children
but she is also a child and therefore
loves unconditionally, passionately, and without apology
so she does her duty with enthusiasm
and without complaint