This is how I came to love Paradise Lost

Maybe it's true that arty types, writers, and thinkers
believe pleasure is due them in abundance.
And that they are lazy.
As an undergrad I rolled out of bed
in the late afternoon to leave my room only
for a twice weekly discussion,
concerning John Milton's
thoughts on his life's purpose -
this was my life's purpose
for an entire spring
of pleasure:
lyric gluttony, booze, and sun.

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