He has no family, no friends—
has never touched, or been touched
by another human being.
Locked in a prison of pain, he survives
on top of a steep hill, alone in a one room cabin.
He feels intimate with the stars of the night sky,
and falls in love with Venus, spending his time
peering through a spyglass, trying to look under her dress.
He pleasures himself nightly until his seed is exhausted.
When he grows old, he drowns in his bathtub,
imagining he’s floating on the Milky Way.