As we understand you cannot have long duration love in our short duration life. Poet Dowson says bought red mouths are no guarantee against the shadow of a Cynara.
Think, a waitress cannot wait upon you because there are other waiters waiting. Waitresses hardly care about a poet’s flinging roses.
You better buy short term red mouths. This way you try to avoid a serious mismatch between short term gratifications and long term passions.
Duration match is of the essence.