I mean you no harm
I don’t mean you any harm.
I’m just allured to your charm.
Who would have thought that such simplicity
Would resound through corridors of history.
Yet this simple act of great desire
Has set the whole world on fire.
Murder, rape, fashion, conquest and art
Have played host to this bit part.
The result of this simple game
Is that kingdoms rise and kingdoms wane
And men and women are driven insane.
For this simple act you see
Is tangled with intense complexity.
The right to choose and select
Is married to the need to respect
Resulting in women chained in veils
And the invention of sin and hells.
In order to ascertain paternity
We have created chastity.
Yet this simple act of biology,
Designed to mix genes in embryology
Is connected with such fervour and intrigue
That it dominates – for want of a little seed.
Some dedicate their whole lives
To this pursuit,
Risk their future,
Some sell themselves
And never glimpse
That golden goose.
All for the sake
Of a teaspoon
Opher – 10.11.2019
Prince Andrew is finding this out. For the exchange of a little fluid careers are sacrificed, lives wrecked and history altered.
It sometimes seems to me that this act of love completely dominates our history.