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the only pleasure as great

as nibbling the chocolates—

the delicious anticipation

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Two Pleasures

 

 

 

in the kitchen

slow dancing

no music

 

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scent of pumpkin pie—

some things

are always welcome

 

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Not once
has the worm
said to the apple
your flesh
does not taste
good enough.
But it is so much
nicer, you don’t
need to be a worm
to understand,
when the fruit
is full of sugar
and the dark,
lonely work
is also sweet.

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Ripe

purple handed
after mulberry picking—
imagine if
all pleasures
came with stain

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The truth is, we don’t really want to be free from desire or to admit that clinging to the pleasures of the senses—the taste of delicious food; the sound of music, gossip, or a joke; the touch of a sexual embrace—ends unavoidably in disappointment and suffering. We don’t have to deny that pleasant feelings are pleasurable. But we must remember that like every other feeling, pleasure is impermanent.
—Bhante Gunaratana, “Desire and Craving,” Tricycle Magazine

so soon I find it—
the bottom
of the potato chip bag

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make us more bonobo
than chimpanzee, preferring
to fuck than fight

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all night, the same
refrain after every bit of news:
April Fools

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sound of flamenco
guitar, I will pay you a hundred poems
to play one more hour

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missing this:
your lips, your lips, too long gone
between each kiss

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