Here is the gift of a hug.
I know, it's not an actual hug,
but it'll do.
It may be a little prickly,
but it doesn't mean to be.
It's just overjoyed that it's getting to hold you.
(It's wearing its best clothes and the fabric is scratchy.)
It's sorry if it holds you too long,
or its perfume is too strong.
(It's trying really hard to impress you.)
It's quite nervous,
so it apologises nervously if its palms are sweaty.
(It's really pleased to meet you.)
It's really sweet, actually,
really kind and soft and cuddly.
Take the hug.
You deserve a hug.
(Not just any hug, though. This one. It loves you.)
- from 'the little book of positivity' by marfach on wattpad thanks for reading!