the archetype king requires
Me to overturn my mother.
And thereby lovers whom I sought out
To replace her love.
Now I seek friends, more valuable
And more long lasting.
Friends are easy to turn into lovers,
But few lovers turn into friends.
I love my friends and sometime they search
Me out, whereas lovers are meant to pursue.
I may be wrong but I think there is less
Game playing among friends,
More commonalities, someone to share with,
Touch and hugs and kisses still a part of
The configuration, but the surge of sex diminished.
The surge of love abounds.
Goodbye lovers, hello friends.