I remember, when I was young
Mornings like this in bed with women
When my deliciously warm body
Stretched and sported under the sheets.
It was quite normal to be healthy
And virile then. Life owed us a trick.
Nor was it such a colossal deal
To take our clothes off for a chick.
I turn over and gaze at the ceiling,
Dreaming I’m in a cheap cinema
In Peru, Empire of the Sun,
Where my basest deeds were done.