Kama Sutra Chameleon


This is the missionary position:
I am still on top. I have real zeal,
and will put on a spurt. Lie back.

This is the crouch:
spring into action, and you won’t know
where I am coming from. Ouch.

This is the fox on the run:
my horn is my trumpet. With one bound
I will hunt with the hounds, barking.

This is the pink octopus:
a squirt of ink, and a bunch of suckers.
Or is that a different cuttlefish entirely?

This is the dromedary jump:
one hump, and my lickspittle’s sticky.
Try to dislodge me. Tricky.

This is the laughing hyena:
facing both ways, and intent on carrion.
Persistent and clever. A joy, as ever.

   


[March 2002]

From the book Make Mine A Double

Backbench MPs were said to be considering Tony Blair’s future. A new translation of the Kama Sutra was published.