and the bone and the flesh and the

‘flesh covers
the bone and the
flesh searches
for more than
flesh’

 

the stoic
had spoken
or written these words
which is never the same
thing

 

he could have been
an Epicurean
but was too
libidinal
to fit the term

 

pleasure, yes
but excess?

 

but I’m not
here to
judge
or compare

 

simply to
repeat
on my twenty-
eighth
finished year:

 

‘flesh covers the bone and flesh searches for more than flesh’


wouldn’t that make
a great
bedtime story?