risky. dangerous. broke. left over.
“Risky, thought Paul D, very risky. For a used-to-be-slave woman to love anything that much was dangerous, especially if it was her children she had settled on to love. The best thing, he knew, was to love just a little bit; everything, just a little bit, so when they broke its back, or shoved it in a croaker sack, well, maybe you’d have a little love left over for the next one” (Morrison 54).
Somebody, need me too much. Somebody, know me too well. Somebody, pull me up short, and put me through hell, and give me support for being alive. Somebody, crowd me with love. Somebody, force me to care. Somebody, make me come through. I'll always be there as frightened as you. To help us survive being alive.