our companion is this breathing woman;
with whom we must be patient and,
concede to her appetite.
call these desires what you will;
they are necessary in the
it is, after all, the urges of this flesh;
that keep us alive.
and if we deny the
impulses of those impious proclivities,
we may never realize their
thus, if we are to take our fill of
literature, music and art
then, it is rational and prudent that we also
nourish our somatic counterpart proportionately;
for if she wanes we wane.
photo: a clip from “Kiss,” one of Andy Warhol’s earliest films