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What Is Necessary


04.28.12 Posted in today's words by

Scott Owens’ most recent poem to appear here was Long Yellow (April 2012).

What Is Necessary
By Scott Owens

What is necessary is need.
We need the bread, the water,
the air we breathe, the hand
rubbing the back of the neck.
Call it love or solace
or just the assurance of another body
willing to touch our own.
But more than that
what is necessary is
necessity. Call it desire,
motivation, the certainty
there is something we lack,
something we can’t do without.



One Response to “What Is Necessary”

  1. scott owens says:

    Thank you for using this poem