Don’t pull me out.
I’m a part of you.
I’ll sit more silently, I promise.
I’ll be there by your side.
Just sitting there, calm and poised.
I’m not unwanted.
Just let me in once.
Please. I won’t hurt you.
I’m unlike the others.
I’ll only need some light.
And some water.
And slowly, I’ll become stronger.
I’ll be as equal and tall as you.
I’ll sway with you.
We could be best friends.
And slowly, I’ll grow taller than you.
But don’t worry, we are still equals and friends right?
I’ll just take some of your light.
Some of the water.
Don’t mind me.
And then, when you are a little smaller than me.
I’ll grow on you.
No light or water would be enough.
I’ll prey on your living.
I’ll be your death.
But hey, we’ll still be friends right?
I’ll always remember you.
And a little later,
Maybe, just maybe,
I’ll find a new friend.
Don’t feel bad, you’ll be holding me back.
Now, is that what friends do?