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.
No More Bottom, Orchises Press,
© 1991. Originally printed in Light Year '87.
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