How long to venerate this daily fare
at the expense of self-respect’s tab?
Craving its former glory,
a forlorn heart
seeks a hollow solace.
So a harlot pimps a starved soul,
which tastes deception,
yet succumbs to spiritual hunger.
Now watch as silverware shadows
cast a simmering discontent
into a self-devouring orgy!
Seducing his waist
with a tourniquet embrace
she tries to entice him deeper.
Yet even this sorceress cannot fool
that which a solitary kiss
has countless times before
מה שאין כן היצר הרע וכח המתאוה לדברים המותרים
הוא שד משדין יהודאין
On the other hand, the evil impulse and the craving force after permissible things to satisfy one’s craving is one of the “Jewish demons”.
– Tanya Chapter 8