Man and woman, descendants of a unified One -
Two beings split by nature, with slight differences
For the purpose of procreation, propagation of life
The two are programmed
By forces of sensuality, of sexual desire.
Man sees woman as object of pleasure
He yearns to subdue her sensuous curves
Tame her female spirit and ravish her womb.
Woman fears and craves man for his power
For his body of muscles and hard edges
She strives to surmount him, command his carnality
Enslave him to the cause of motherhood.
The two that were one before, are now
Joined by selfish purpose, and when blind lust
Seeks to douse the fire of passion
Once in a while though
Man falls in love with woman
His raw sensuality turns tender
Lust is preempted by unending wonder
Urge for a tearing crisis is tempered by
The desire to prolong touch, skin to skin
The woman in love is fearful no longer
Man is now a wondrous force
Soft and sharp by turn
Patient and yet unstoppable
Happy and always eager to please!
In tender sensuality man and woman
Who were once part of One
Become sexual soul-mates
And become one again!
Abhay B. Joshi