OK, I didn't write a poem yesterday, or the day before. I have been thinking about the space between these two quotes:
"St. Athanasius... claimed the supreme revelation and blessing... [of] Jesus was the appreciation of virginity and of chastity."
[can't find this in Athanasius yet, just some stuff about unconsecrated baptisms having the force of the sacrament -- which -- parody, humor and sacramental grace conflated?]
"...houses of debauch... are the worm-eaten centers of cities and towns. But these are necessary evils, and if forcibly abolished, men of unrighteous principles will become like raveled thread."