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Desire is the Last Domino to Fall

Religion starts as trying to explain,
Progresses to high priestsí financial gain.
Iíve tried religions, and seen through them all;
Desire is the last domino to fall.

Explore the world - well, fifty landsí enough;
Novelty fades; folks are just folks; stuffís stuff.
Iíve seen both rich and poor round this blue ball;
Desire is the last domino to fall.

And Iíve gone barefoot, and Iíve gone first class:
The trinkets pall beside bare feet on grass.
Markets go up and down and they too pall;
Desire is the last domino to fall.

The fearful right, the overtrusting left:
Politics, history, both of sense bereft.
Reaganís road leads to Trump and hits a wall;
Desire is the last domino to fall.

My arts expressionís been in writing verse--
The arse end, clearly, of the universe.
Thereís rarely silver in the nets I haul;
Desire is the last domino to fall.

Iíve had my fill of sex - but when I see
A vibrant youth, my thoughts are freshly free.
I want, though why I want I maynít recallÖ
Desire is the last domino to fall.

Robin Helweg-Larsen


If you have any thoughts on this poem, Robin Helweg-Larsen would be pleased to hear them.


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