How do I love me?  Let me count the ways

I love me to the depth and breadth and height

my soul can reach, when feeling, extending

beyond my Being and into ideal Grace.

I love me for my everyday’s

most quiet need, by sun or shade

I love me freely, without any shame

I love me purely, as I love my god

I love me with the passion I use

in my art, and loving you.

I love me with a love I seemed to lose

with all the rest … I love me for the breath

smiles, tears of all my life!  and … i choose

to continue to love me until death