A Prayer to a Metaphor

Beloved Symbol of Reassurance:

Don’t let me cling to you too tightly.
You balance perfectly on the edge of being an idol,
And idols are what got us into this mess in the first place.

You’re like a safety pin,
So easily forgotten on my lapel,
Unless I leave you open,
So your sharper point
Continually pokes my skin,
And wakes me back up again.