ADVICE TO MEN SEEKING LOVE
There is the desire of the skin,
to be touched, caressed, and comforted--
the desire to be loved and cared for as a child,
a sensual pleasure that can be innocent,
but often isn't.
There is the desire of the heart
to find its mate,
that kindred spirt who is not afraid to know us
and still love us.
There is the desire of the mind
to be with someone
to whom we never run out of things to say,
but with whom we can sit across the room
in silent conspiracy and just know.
There is the desire of the penis,
which believes as long as it is happy
no one else should bitch.
I believe that you cannot fulfill
the desires of the heart and the mind
by letting the penis lead the search party.
— M Sinclair Stevens
Tell your lovers the world
robs us in so many ways
that a caress is your way
of taking something back.
~ Stephen Dunn