The danger being: "There was a better bygone time." When? When cow urine was a poultice Used upon a new-bred mother's Bleeding womb? Or when the open gutter gave Abdominal sights, And lovers wearing syphilis sores Kissed lovingly their medieval lips — Pausing in performance to fling (As History bade) The stone For Christ and Galileo That History had. O my negro brethren And fair Chinese! (I, who have no Adam Nor and Eve) Siamese to your anguish Must I fell a guilt in feeling? Must I distrust this love — Like sexless lover Taking Mankind for his mate?