“I gave you all you needed!”
Exasperated, he flung his hands up in surrender
and searched her face.
Her calm demeanor startled him.
Her voice, quiet yet firm, seized his entirety.
“No, no you didn’t. You gave me what you thought I wanted.
And for awhile, what I thought I needed.
But, what I need you do not posses nor can you manufacture.
For unconditional love is divine
and you are merely man.
So here I am,
Desperate for water in an oasis of sand.”