She asked me to write her
the most beautiful melody
that I could imagine,
and I have never stopped
working on it since.
This is the only song
worth slaving for hours
each day to perfect,
drawing and erasing
sketches of my finest piece,
bending over until my back aches,
sweating from dawn until dusk,
ignoring my sinking eyelids
to finish one more line and
its name is Love.