An expectation, placed by
society, community, culture.
When did partnership become a
prerequisite for happiness?
Loneliness is a leaden blanket, smothering
any thought of additional companionship.
Having been a self-professed romantic for
such a long time, have I finally come to see
Physical urges are what they are and,
in the wake their expulsion,
when the sweat has dried and the
words we repeated in rapture
dissolve into air, our lust is only
replaced by regret and
Is this all I would reap? Momentary
ecstasy and what remains for the duration.
Am I simply impatient,
arrested in my development?
by Erik Shinker