So simple

Yet so complex


A global phenomenon

A mandatory precursor to life


A basic tenet of humanity


Often hated

And debated


Regarded by some as a tainted piece of our society


Creating pleasure and harm


Hated and misunderstood

Loved and accepted


A word possessing multiple identities

Sometimes pleasurable and other times leading to calamities


Usually associated with love

               Often associated with lust

                              Sometimes associated with greed

                                             Rarely associated with hate


A transient act with longstanding ramifications


A marketable industry that destroys lives


Emotional prowess


Physical satisfaction