Impossible task

It is impossible
because you cannot love it,
and yet you must do it.
How can you love it

when it asks of you
the impossible— To bring
water in a sieve, braid
a rope out of ashes,

carry fire or wind
in a paper house?
Last but not least,
and not always in the fine

print: to rip out your heart
or skewer it, return it
to its place, then
do it over again.

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