Mud You, You see me with mud covered glasses, feel me with shaky hands, love me with missing pieces, and reach for me with broken arms. But I, I will wash away the dirt of yesterday, so you can see the sun. I will hold your hands steady, until you find rest. I will make new pieces, to fill in all that's been stolen. And I, I will step close enough, so you don't have to reach.
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