|Hearts find little
happiness in lust,
Although therein lies life's most lavish pleasure.
Perhaps one looks for love because one must,
Pressed to seek a gift that one might treasure.
Yet love and lust can complement each other,
Finding each in each an answering grace:
In lust a lonely fantasy of power
Fulfilled within love's mutual embrace.
Through marriage one preserves the best of blends,
Having each to serve the other's ends.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon