Because I Am An Old Man

Because I am an old man
I am expected to stifle my passion,
Dampen my lust.

But I am an animal,
Designed by nature to procreate,
And nature will not let me go.

Because I am an old man
I will confine all longings of the flesh
To the realm of my imagination
Where they may run relatively free
As long as they do no real harm,
For even my imagination

Is not without conscience.

~ Russ Allison Loar
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