If you ask Google “what are the most essential resources to sustain human life?”
Google will tell you that food, water, oxygen and a moderate temperature are the
basic necessities for human survival.
With that being said,
I would like to formally announce that I am not human.
I’ve come to this conclusion
upon realizing that,
against all logic and reason,
You are the only thing essential to my survival.
The night I thought I lost you,
the wind did not blow.
The moon did not shine,
and the stars did not shimmer.
The Earth stood still.
The entire universe took a moment of
silence for the impending death of our
I felt my insides slowly crumble.
Pieces of myself were scattered all across my bedroom floor,
and utterly unrecognizable.
Memories of you were nestled
comfortably between the wrinkled sheets
of my bed and the fabric of my clothing.
They burned my skin and left me
wounded so severely that
every drop of cool water that ran down
my skin as I tried to wash away your memories
burned like an eternal flame.
You were everywhere.
My happiness poured out from my eyes
for six consecutive hours
until not a single drop
remained within me.
All of this, because you sent me
six simple words
that will be forever engraved in my mind.
You asked me,
“When do you want your stuff?”
If I had the strength to reply, I would have told you that
I didn’t want a thing.
You couldn’t haven given me back my “stuff” if you tried.
You couldn’t have supplied me
with the fragments of my heart
that have become permanently
intertwined with yours.
You could never have replaced
the hours of sleep that I lost over you,
or the countless daffodils that
I plucked and blew,
always wishing for you.
I discovered that night that “basic human needs”
do not satisfy my survival requirements.
I don’t need food when
Your love is the supplement of strength that I require to grow and to survive.
I don’t need water when
Your words are my source of rejuvenation, flowing perfectly and clearly into me,
necessary for my clarity and my strength.
I don’t need oxygen when
Your touch takes my breath away and breathes life into me all at once.
I don’t need the sun when
Your presence alone keeps me warm.
You are the scintillating ray that serves to
make each of the little moments in my life shine with significance.
You are the center of my universe.
I Need You.