To a body pierced by pleasure

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grant an adultrous heart, grant unslaked desire,

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command the ungelded, though wildly off

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balance: stand still.

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Chastity requires a man

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who feeling the weight of the stone in his hand

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who feeling his muscles coiled to throw

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will turn and crouch bloodied, taking each blow,

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and tightening the coil of punishment I'll know

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how the stone will strike the nails in your hand

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unless I, deliberately, let the weight go.