“I do not know
if sex is an illusion
I do not know
who I was when I did those things
or who I said I was
or whether I willed to feel
what I had read about
or who in fact was there with me
or whether I knew, even then
that there was doubt about those things.”
“Your body is as vivid to me
as it ever was: even more
since my feeling for it is clearer:
I know what it could do and could not do.
Is it no longer
the body of a god
or anything with power over my life.”
“You're wondering if I'm lonely:
OK then, yes, I'm lonely...
You want to ask, am I lonely?
Well, of course, lonely.”