On the unmade bed

“Ah. That.
That’s what I was so disturbed
about this morning:
My desire has come back, and I want you again.
I was doing fine,
I was above it all.
The boys and girls were beautiful
and I was an old man, loving everyone.
And now I want you again,
I want your absolute attention,
your underwear rolled down in a hurry
still hanging on one foot,
and nothing on my mind
but to be inside
the only place
that has
no inside,
and no outside.”

from, The Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen

Chelsea Hotel #2 :: Leonard Cohen

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