|This day of love I take a vow|
love you well through all the days
Of long and labyrinthine
But I would love you anyhow.
These words bespeak my unbent
To love despite the passing pain,
Anger, lust, fear, silence,
But without words I'd love you still.
A vow of love's the final
Upon an edict fully writ,
Not altering the sense of it,
adding to the love we feel;
Or like an oarsman worth his
Upon a current swift and strong
That bears the fragile boat
To where it meets its cherished fate.
So why a vow on
Like any vow, to bind me to
Whatever I am bound to
Words that ride the wordless wind.