474: Ode

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Ode.

An ode is a lyrical poem that expresses strong feeling or sentiment for someone or something.

Really.

So when I say I don’t want to live without you, that qualifies?

Or, do I have to make it pretty, and dress it up with rhyme and meter

So that it becomes both something more…and less

Than it was before, when I said it all in one sentence?

There are very, very few things humans can’t live without.

Air, water, and curiously, sleep – where dreams rule.

And yes, you are that essential to me.

Ode.

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