Myriad thoughts of the flesh, frenzied, relentless, gnawing my insides, bending my will;
Wallowing in these clutches of ceaseless desire, I live, I breathe pristine lust!
A conspiracy of mind and body, striking down the last vestiges of discernment
In throes of unsatisfied passion I swim, tantalizingly close to a sweet culmination,
The world dies, time freezes, hoping desperately for the seconds to stretch forever
I catch glimpses of the shores of nirvana, a glittering jewel on the beckoning horizon
As feelings of permanence emerge within, a rising crescendo of absolute pleasure!
They shatter, fizzling out like the candle, always burning brightest in its final seconds
I lay spent, rudely shaken off my reverie, pangs of guilt and boredom in sight,
Few moments of absolute bliss, reality looms into view, oh so predictable and trite!