Erotica

In this world

of sudden death,

In this world of

explosive violence,

In this world

of fear and

apprehension,

In this world

of concrete poured

endlessly, In

this world of

guilt, anger

and despair,

In this world

of warning signs

and fines

and meaningless

procedures, In

this world of

horror and terror

and bombastic

utterances leading

nowhere, In this

world of failed

gods and goddesses,

I love you.