Gargoyle 5
cover drawing by Keith Tartler
publication date 3/18/1977


Sex Begins to Merge with Other Feelings

David Clarke

on the one hand,
You have confused your
Lack of discrimination
With Christian love

It is, quite simply, better
If she has not
A single twitch or scar.

on the other,
The morning is windless yet
Leaves fall by the thousands.
To witness its meaning you must
Have felt the keenness of love.

in between,
Do you want to sport
In the green woods?
Scratch where you itch?

Smell the holy smell of cut wood?