The inherited male quest

for genetic immortality

may be supplanted by assorted ego trips

easily rewarded by symbolic notches

on proverbial bed posts

if not cop outs at lesser levels

of fun in fucking

All of which may substitute 

for larger human challenges

of embracing mortality

moving past familiar forms of making love

into rarer realms of being loving

beyond dreams of immortality 

of ego, self, body, and/or soul