Loving Strategies

Male of the species
Exaggerates his claims
Enlarging his body
Dancing on stage

Employing techniques
Mimicking other males
Tool making
With limited success

Female of the species
Remains unimpressed
Performing rituals
With mystical content

Looking on patiently
He struggles in her trap
Waiting for him to tire
Before she attacks

Loving strategies ensnare you and me
We use them consciously so we think
In the war of life it’s blink and miss
Poison delivered by pregnant kiss

Two of them
Reach equilibrium
After an indefinite period
Of loneliness and boredom

Playing with each other
In an infected world
Remaking civilization
In miniature