Methodical Lovers
By William Dauenhauer

Grotesque as it may seem
there do exist squeamishly
methodical lovers
counting out measured largesse.
Rather few would soon confess
the formal dance they do,
though the bows are manifest
and each turning planned.

Bizarre as it may be
some insist on proper
syntax and grammar
very near loving's throe.
They will kiss with an unholy
precision and sink deep
into each other's warmth
lightheadedly self-conscious.