What if the least you deserve is a real human being, and what you get instead is me?

It's been a long, long time since I memorized your face;
It's been four weeks now since I've wandered through your place.

When I sleep on your couch, I feel very safe;
And when you bring the blankets, I cover up my face.

And I would say, "I love you,"
But saying it out loud is hard,
So I won't say it at all.

And I won't stay very long;
But you are the life I needed all along.

I think of you as my brother, although that sounds dumb;
and words are futile devices.