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Sands, S. (2013). Desire Aging. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14(2):175-176.

(2013). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14(2):175-176

Desire Aging

Susan Sands, Ph.D.

Desire starts young and

stays young, even

amidst clouding cerebration

slowing ambulation

the string of losses.

Desire explodes time,

obliterating past laments

and future contrivances,

age and aging.

Desire says NOW

I want it NOW!

There is no end to this aching

to be part of another,

to ride your deep gaze into

your sweet breath into

Hello you, into

Here you ARE.

The stark vulnerability

of our body's

new unreliability

opens portal upon portal.

So while I may grieve

this arid spot

where blood once rushed

and now takes its goddam

not-so-sweet time,

Desire says gamely,

Look instead to heart

mind, skin, soul.

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