You Have to be a Notoriously Frantic Epistemologist, Second Only to Paranoiacs and Analysts as a Reader of Signs and Wonders


                        Do you love me for myself alone
                                                       or for my yellow hair?

            In a kind of Hegelian twist
                        Tristan is on the road with Iseult
                        shooting up potions of dopamine &
                        noradrenaline enhancer

And while it hasn’t yet been conclusively shown
that human attachment
relies on the same hormonal machinery
as that used by voles,
it does seem plausible that such a system
would be highly conserved

                        Jwala and I have come here today
                                    to facilitate a session
                        on the perpetual possession of the good
                        your astral guide to that on-going
                                    composite unity

The key issue here
            is whether she is experiencing an orgasm
                                                            or something else

                        More specifically,
                        in his hands I saw a great golden spear
                        when he pulled it out made me utter several moans,
                        sounding more than anecdotal

Can’t orgasms be God-given
                        and not return to their flaccid state

Buses give me erections when I sit on a seat
above a wheel


            Whenever I watch the City Council meeting
            on public access
            I usually get rock hard

This is the very ecstasy of love
whose violent property fordoes itself
and leads the will to desperate undertakings

                        Like as in he personally
                        bioassayed hundreds of psychoactive compounds
                        but not alone mind you
                        the godfather possible lifelong between
                        a literal “standing in oneself”
                        and a “standing beyond oneself in another”

In this coupling, the autopoietic conduct
                        of an organism A
becomes a source of deformation
                        for an organism B
and the compensatory behaviour
                        of organism B acts, in turn,
as a source of deformation of organism A

Which is as much to say in my sexiest French accent:
                        it takes deux to tango

                                                How ironic, then, that Michelangelo’s own
                                                “broken column”
                                                now sought serene anchor in the inner man
                                                of Vittoria Colonna

In the room the women come and go
but Sophia sits stunned
wondering what the author of War and Peace
would do if once again
he was wrapped up in a blanket and back
in Pirogovo

            He seems to me equal to gods that man
                                    whoever he is who doesn’t mind really



Screw that vanilla stuff, though—
            I, on the other hand, am a straight female
            who was a dominatrix for a while
            and out of all the jobs I’ve had
            I loved it the most

                                    So what you actually want
                                    is to possess your lover
                                    in his or her freedom
                                    like knocking at the door already dressed
                                    in the midnight prowler

But seriously Dan
is it, as Hegel would have put it,
the excess of the beloved, that which
eludes my grasp
that’s the cause of this shaking that grips me
greener than grass

            Before addressing the question of how Plato
            can be applied to counselling
            you might mention that while structurally plastic
                        the state is still one
                        of universal value

Dear Abelard
you cocktail of ancient neuropeptides
I guess

                        Thinking off of you now
                        my melancholy and most faithful sweetheart
                        love itself






[Michael Aird’s current musical obsession = Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1. Current print diversion = André Breton: The Anthology of Black Humor. Current YouTube distraction = Anything really by John Oliver.]

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