Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Passions That Defeat Volition

In polite society
we’re rarely called upon
to show our heterogeneity -
that mixture in us of the dawn

and dead of night.
But today one sees that
as egregious oversight -
as if refusing to permit a bat

its craving for a ball.
We’re not a cosmic error
in our lust for the ungodly squall
of pleasure mixed with terror:

that is the condition
in which excellence is born.
Passions which defeat volition
lend infinity to art, to life, to porn.


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