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The New Courtship


Locked at last in our last embrace,

the struggle over who gets what,

we sense our passion grow too hot

to meet each other face-to-face.


Now lawyers represent our rages,

and of our hate the final scenes

are carried out by go-betweensó

like love scenes in the Middle Ages.


Richard Moore



From No More Bottom, Orchises Press,
© 1991.  Originally printed in Light Year '87.
Reprinted by permission of the author.

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