Sex and Death

 

Think about sex
and death,
the universe required to sustain them.
Think about sex the way you do every ten seconds,
then think about death.
Imagine the universe without them.
It simply disappears
as if the big bang were a rumor about someone’s sister,
about her sex,
or death.
When she walks into the room it goes hushed
and she knows,
she thinks sex, death
and a universe is born.

If We Were Honest by Albert Goldbarth

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