The prairie vole’s a faithful mate,
the Montane vole a man-whore.
But jigger with the latter’s genes
just so, so vasopressin
secreted during sex hits
receptors in the neural
sweet spot, and the egregious slut
becomes a prairie home
companion, never more
to heed his pecker’s wanton
will. Vasopressin is an anti-
diuretic. A scrip will help
keep their duvets dry
at night. I have a soft spot
for certain diuretics that tickle
my brain’s pleasure domes and make me
prone to indiscretions. I get
no buzz from steady love.
Perhaps a hormone dose, or some
slick shuffle of my chromosomes
would fix me up and keep me
out of trouble. Maybe then
I’d be the man you always wanted.