to say, you are meeting my needs
is also to say, i have needs and today, you fill them.
it is also to say, i need you.
dangerous ground, the breakwater, the undertow
land pulling out to sea.
i need you also means,
i need for you to need me.
and if not, then what?
from breakwater to heartbreak,
casual catastrophe.
it happens every day.
as does love. as does need.
any easier way to say it
is only a way around it,
edges evading the center.
the wave falls regardless.
the heart falls, breaks, heals.
or it doesn’t. the causal catastrophe,
fear’s root.

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