I wonder on this hard night
how many lips are kissing
right this second

lovers the world over
embrace each other
like I have been held
and knowing the power
of love's electric touch
I wonder
how much ecstacy fills the world
at any given moment

I wonder how we can be so oblivious
in our struggles
our petty hatreds
to a universe of desire
flowing between our battered bodies

so come my friend
come to my bed
let us pray together
with our hands and tongues
lips that kiss and kiss and kiss

I am trying to love so much
the world will be overpowered
by the strength of my longing
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