To ensure he or she won’t stray
Fulfill desires every day.
You do this with all your might,
Your mate won’t ever wander. Right?
When you truly, truly love doing something
You’re bound to be good at it.
I thought it would be a great idea
To discuss politics with people online
Because I’m sure I can change people’s minds
By abusing their opinions
All deference to Lord Tennyson
But a third alternative
Might have been to have loved and kept
In life, schemers and game-players often defeat us
Because we repeatedly insist on believing
That other people will only do things
For the same reasons we would