After Kinsey

Since the moment when I astounded read him
I’ve been mooching helpless
up, down - one of his hired itinerants

People who continuity act the innocent
- no need for psychiatrist to tell you! –
are easily stripped
& the panorama of obscene longing plainly exhibited.

Their decoded thoughts (incoherently mumbled)
are forthwith dragged from tomb-darkness
to a dazzling light to be dissected & conned on.


Today completely the scholar I find it impossible
to return
except in delirium
to that comforting place
where bees happily buzz & birds ignorantly sing:


Now that so many mental & emotional problems have ceased to exist, I sometimes regret the loss of the feeling of comfort which in early days evidently depended on a kind of total ignorance.