"do i need anyone?" i asked. did i?
a word i had heard used in romantic circumstances too many times.
"i need you."
i had never felt that. was i capable of feeling that? what do you "need" anyway?
i thrive off necessities. whether they be because of my tendency to be too lazy to buy it or because i just don't have the means to waste time or money on such frivolous wants.
logically, no i don't need you. the only way i could fathom needing a person was if i was incapable of doing something myself. just about anyone could do the things you do.
listen to me
talk to me
keep me company
stay up late with me
i could do those things myself if i needed to. i had no "need." or did i? no i don't "need" you logically,
i need you because i love you. i need you because you make me happy and that has nothing to do with "some person" and everything to do with you.
i don't need you like i need air in my lungs or food in my stomach, but i need you like i need the warmth that spreads across my skin when the sun grazes the earth's surface. i need you like the smell of ocean air after a long car ride into town. i need you like the warm nuzzle of a dog after a hard day. there is no logical need, but
it would be nice.
This poem is about: