When sorrow terrifies us, and a black
Future looms before us, dear, you cannot
Love me for the years ahead. Life is fraught
With many sadnesses. Do not shrink back.
We have today, only today, only
This moment. Who can promise anything
Beyond? And, my love, when you are looking
At the years behind, the hard and lonely
Years, before we met, before this sublime
Wonder of joy consumed us, bonded us,
Made such doubters believe in the wondrous,
Still, darling, do not love me for those times.
They are gone. The others do not exist.
Let us love today, embrace only this.
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May 24, 2011