What would reason and sobriety be without drunkenness?
What would desire be without Death looking over its shoulder?
What would love be without the possibility of its loss?
What is the point of promises if nothing really matters?
What would attractions between man and woman be
without the eternal antagonisms of the sexes?
Life happens in the space
No exhale without
no breath both in
Yet none can be both
wife and husband.
A life of the senses.
A life of the mind.
Always one pays for the other,
Each necessary, precious.