For I do love, though love by step descends through gates, along idyllic paths, through grates and catacombs, love ascends by love alone.
I do love. It is thus I am. Amo. Sic ego sum.
. This poem has a line, “Amo. Sic ego sum,” (Latin for "I love. Thus I am.") which may remind you of René Descartes’ famous line “Cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am). Descartes was reaching for a statement that could not be doubted and that would be a stable point from which a certain basis for knowledge in the face of doubt may exist. This is not that. Rather it is concerning quality and purpose as guiding principles for life.
. Not all poems survive. I've lost a few and let others go. My current collection of poems is available on Kindle. It is called "3201 e's" (that is approximately how many e's are in the manuscript which is a very unpoetic title but a reflection on the creation of poetry from common things.)