I don’t need to be loved, though it helps.
My certain feeling that I love, and that it’s not a futile thing
or wasted in the emptiness of her not knowing
means that I think of it with joy. My heart
is filled with love, and I feel good about it.
If she was not there, and real, and lovable,
then I would not have the feeling,
but I do, and it is good!
Love is a natural, healthy state, and one I know,
which brings me happiness and has no need
for more, that she may not have to give.
© MM 2.9.2009