Tuesday, January 8, 2008

That John Donne Had a Dick

That John Donne had a dick
he used quite frequently is sure –
as it grew long and thick
he seemed through poems to abjure

its tugs – which made him sick
of the hypothesis that “pure”
could ever be the wick
to lasting pleasure, or the cure

for all the stings that prick
all hungry human flesh: the lure
of someone you might pick
to place in bed, in lust, with your

erection lent a kick
for moments to your life; obscure
though its dark cunning trick
might make your motive, and as poor

as your frail heart might tick
into the darker night, the tour
you take might touch the quick
of what the soul needs to endure.


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