by Stephen Blaise
I caution you as I was never cautioned:Louise Glück, The Sensual World (The Seven Ages)
You will never let go, you will never be satiated.
You will be damaged and scarred, you will continue to hunger.
Your body will age, you will continue to need.
You will want the earth, then more of the earth—
Sublime, indifferent, it is present, it will not respond.
It is encompassing, it will not minister.
Meaning, it will feed you, it will ravish you.
It will not keep you alive.