What Did You Expect?

How do we age? with lines

and scowls, and turgid bowels.

How do we live? with sighs

and spasms, vivid orgasms.

How were we born? in exquisite pain,

eventual wonder; the result of a blunder.

How shall we die? with a bitter cry:

“Had one more thing been done, I would have won!”

So why do we laugh, why has sorrow-steeped begotten joy? because the world

by love excites; and by exciting minds ignites.