In conjugal polyamory dwells the birthday boy
known for his consummately voracious sexual ardour
amongst women who bear witness – those lovers who enjoy
the thrill of being ravished by their hirsute paramour –
This my Adonis as I hankered after excellence;
whilst my body grew selective and eschewed the mundane,
wearied of the myriad, longing instead for a dalliance
with the learnèd Xerxes who’s both passionate and urbane.
This coffee quaffing beau has charm … though more importantly
knows what to say and when to stop; when begin his progress
softly bed-ward, to end an evening tantalisingly
with carnal promise – the hours to come stretching limitless
as his skin, breath, lips, digits, tongue, and crafted curvature
are employed solely for exquisite, indulgent pleasure.