tripped to dumb desire
eyes gripped by greater gravity
humbled now - high hope held
too desperate for pious faith.
feral then, with longing
eye maddened and thought in flame
behind the curtain of closed eye
all fleshy ambition
is fulfilled.
made idiot with want's demand
all mind else all bustled out
all hunger quick aroused
by hungry, grasping eye.
no look, however lingering,
longing, can sate the loins.
dream deferred does sour
the sphere of the possible contracts
another paradisal gate closes with a clink
accustomed to dull defeat.

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