I ask the impossible: love me forever. Love me when all desire is gone. When the world in its entirety,and all that you hold sacred advise you against it: love me still more. When rage fills you and has no name: love me. When each step from your door to our job tires you, love me, and from job to home again, love me, love me. Love me when you're bored,when every woman you see is more beautiful than the last or more pathetic. Love me as you always have:not as admirer or judge, but with the compassion you save for yourself in your peace. Love me as you enjoy your loneliness,the anticipation of your death,mysteries of the flesh, as it tears and mends. Love me as your most treasured childhood memory and if there is none to recall,imagine one, place me there with you. Love me as if I were forever and I, will make the impossible a simple act,by loving you, loving you as I do.