Plato and the others
listened as Aristophanes spoke
of the original form of man
and told of how he had angered the gods
Spake wise Aristophanes,
this is the reason
man was split asunder into his halves
forever in search of the rest of himself
longing eternal to find his completion
and entwine himself with it
in a sacred joining of parts
wandering the earth in search of
what we once found together
so many lifetimes ago.
from "Crumbs of the Mind"