I had a female friend in my early 20’s who was eccentric and attractive in a geeky kind of way. I like to sit and listen to her speak in a kind of melodic meditation of what her life was like. And I would rub her feet, so to stay connected with her. And in a few moments, one night, it felt a little bit sexual, but only for a brief instant, and then the sexual component would disappear. Obviously, we weren’t drinking 🙂 So, um, I was both happy for the experience, but aware that I wanted so much more than a “hang out” buddy. It seemed that the only way I could relate to her, and garner her company, was to be this attentive, giving male. But that’s not so bad, is it?

Use me
As a honeybee does a flower
Walk upon my soft petals
with prickly limbs
collecting sweet nectar
along the way.
when you’ve had your fill,
and all you can stand,
while you still can,fly away
go forth,
vivify others