One slug follows a trail
of seductive slime

until they circle each other
and become entwined.

Their translucent bodies
attach to an underside
of an overhead branch.

They twist and turn and writhe
together in a pole dance.

Thick mucous forms a dangling rope.
They slide down in a balletic pirouette.

Each inflates a muscular penis,
speckled with brown.
It grows larger and larger.

They grip each other
into a flower-shaped knot.

They exude sperm into each other
that’s pumped into their ovaries.

After an hour of acrobatic wiggling
they plop to the ground.

Sensuous gyrations for mating end.
They disengage and slouch away.