To care is to live life on the edge
Or sometimes over it
To expose your heart
To an uncertain world
And say:’I Love’
Is an extreme act

To tie yourself to another
And care beyond reason
And love beyond hope
Takes foolish courage

To be the raft for someone else
Even when you know your sinking
Is an act of stubborn defiance

And when you finally go under
And all that’s left
Feels like loss and failure

Know you have not lost
For you can say
I Love
I have loved,
To loves very limit