You never wanted me.
You just needed me.
I hear you ask if there’s a difference.
The difference lies in your indifference towards my assistance,
rather than appreciation towards its existence.
It lies in your need for minimal physical distance,
while you have no issue with keeping your heart out of my reach.
It lies in your need to hear my comforting speech,
rather than let me speak the truth my heart bleeds to release.
It lies in your need for me to put your worries at peace
It lies in your perception of me as an essential,
rather than as a choice preferential