In those brief moments of ecstasy

when we are connected part to part

with the intimacy of another mortal being,

there is a special moment of respite

from the honest truth that we will die

and that those most intimate parts

connected so tenderly part to part

will be connected in the air or live

together infinitesimally in the parts

of another being who is also seeking these

moments of tender ecstatic intimate respite.