I need you as a dead heart needs a beat,
like neglected arms long a tight embrace
like a long road needs but devoted feet
like your untold beauty fits that kind face.
I need you as the blind night needs the stars,
like the dull clouds have its bright shining sun
like the huge sky needs a place beyond far
like lightning needs thunder to strike as one.
I need you as solemn prayers need God,
like each morning's always with its coffee
like a lover's words need a poem so bad
like compass to point North on a journey.
I need you as a life needs a purpose,
like the blossoming flowers with its bees
like a set of flowing notes needs its pause
like the river that always finds its sea.
I need you to behold true happiness.
I need you as an end to my seeking.
I need you to silence my restlessness.
I need you to love with your whole being.
And the more I deny these strong longings
The more fueled, relentless it becomes.
With my earnest plea, how I am hoping
That your soul needs me too, that you're not numb.