Nothing Left but Love

Nothing Left but Love

do you want to fuck me?

not especially, but thanks

do you want me
to make you feel unique
and special?

no

do you want me
to make you feel needed?

that's unnecessary

do you need me
to give you
a sense of purpose?

absolutely not

do you need me
to give you
constant
reassurance
attention
praise
and affection?

i'll pass

do you need me
to tell you
your stories
and poems
and jokes
are great?

i'd never do that to you

do you need me
to pretend
i don't understand
you shortcomings?

not really

do you need me
to tell you
you're exceptional
when you're not?

nope. the truth will due.

then what do you want? 
won't i be useless to you?

all i'd like
is you and me
without all that bullshit
which ought to be
more than enough

why?

because
when nothing's needed
there's no reason
for angling
fraud
scamming
sharking
or grifting

when nothing's needed
there's no reason
to be anything less
than real

you believe this?

i believe
there can only be
love
when so little
or even better
nothing
is needed
and little more
than the bare basics
and absolute essentials 
are
expected
in return

i believe
you can only
give and receive love
once everything else
has been filled

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