Four separate, one whole.
Spirit, intellect, emotion, body.
Conflicting in opposition, tempted with desire, and shackled with attachment.
Wanting stoked in the cultural hearth of consumption.
Mental rationales, comforting and soothing, the restless spirit stirring.
Emotional juice, natural sweetness; thin of skin, a soft fruit easily bruised.
Corporal temples on fleeting foundations, vulnerable to the arc of time.
Intangible spirit, being and non-being, flowing and connecting.
The water is clear even while the silt swirls.