For night after night and year on crystal year,
I rested beside you, lying safe beneath your strength
Safe from every viper.
I let you love me, and let you keep me,
As if I were a small treasured thing that might shatter.
Memories lost, forgetfulness so fragile.
Now I can offer you the same in return.
So take shelter within my lies
Let me hold your ignorance close,
Let me love it and protect it.
Let me pretend for you. Let me lie to you.
Let me lay my hands over that scar, and claim it as my own.