They say you can’t be lovers
being stuck together
in the clinch of a relationship
and at the same time be good friends,
that friendship starts as obligations end
and sexual struggle is disposed of.
I disbelieve it.
Friendship makes the sexual relationship endure,
while it can not endure without friendship.
That’s the basis on which all relationships are built,
and they should all be lasting
whether sexual or not.
Let tempests hammer down your life to pieces,
let the storms rage on with all the tragedies,
let virtue suffer, and let tears gush forth
in overwhelming rivers of adversities,
but if your love is based on friendship
it will last and outlast all defeats and trials,
and there is no love at all without it,
since there is no friendship without love.