“helping” v. actually helping

When I “help”
I do it for her –
finishhersentencesfixherproblemsfixherhair
– I think that if I don’t,
she won’t be okay.

When I really help,
I’m there for her.

I listen to learn,
wait and see,
leave her be.

Because I know:
she already is okay.


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