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Let’s lie down for a while.
Come here, close your wild eyes.
I’ll sing you a lullaby.
Come now, darling, don’t cry.

I know life is rough.
You don’t need to act tough.
No need to huff and puff.
Lie down and breathe is enough.

I’ll be right here by your side,
hold you and dry your eyes.
Here, let me hold you tight.
You’re gonna be all right.

I’m never gonna leave you.
Trust me, I’ll get you through.
It hurts; I know it’s true,
but I’m right here with you.

— Petra

This is me telling myself to stay calm while I’m waiting for the medicine to take effect.