Can we contemplate a love between friends
phycically attracted but spiritually exempt
from the common consummation?
Can we sustain a love that never ensds,
a touch of hands, a kiss, to obviate
the threat from consummation?
Can we contemplate a love complete
within our understanding,
give all to each other as never before,
stand firm. reject ridicule and pain
united in avoidanceof the disaster
to be wrought by Plato?
Disobedience fires that ancient, vengeful master.
We must contemplatethe love that never ends,
the innocence of love between two friends
consummation is for the weak.