Contemporary Carnal Quandary

Why buy the cow, they used to say,
If you get milk for free?
Who needs relationships at all
When there’s pornography?

Reality’s an awful mess,
Requires compromise –
But fantasies are bargain priced
For ready willing guys

For what we want so badly,
Is right there – to make us new men:
To have human connection without
Having to be human

And maybe all this tends to make
Our ‘loves’ feel lost and quite small:
To find that what we want from them
Is really not them
At all

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