When passion won me over
it was not voluntarily
that I gave up my self-respect
and purity of living
for the doubtful chaos of indulgence,
but I never have regretted it,
since no one came to harm,
since health did never suffer
and since the result
by the grace of Aphrodite
seemed to only be increasing beauty.
What manifestation can be finer?
If but life and beauty grows in faring well,
I would suggest that in this context only
it would be permitted and allowed
for the result and end to justify the means.
© aurelio 2023
I enjoyed this and the way it is written very much. Sue.