Ode to a Happy Man

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Yours
is peaceful strength;
I see you settled,
ankle perched on knee,
head bowed
with the weight
of male thoughts;
alien mind,
I cherish you for
that little smile
cast in my direction,
hardly a twitch
of those subtly
curved lips
but I see,
I see.
Oh, if I could
press you
into myself and
drink the masculinity
of you, become one
with it and
truly know what it is
to be a happy man,
I would.
For me, it is only ever
the imperfect joining,
the spill of fluids
and your ragged breath
caught in the cup of my
mouth.

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he·do·nism noun \ˈhē-də-ˌni-zəm\ Definition of HEDONISM 1: the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life2: a way of life based on or suggesting the principles of hedonism— he&mid

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