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David Lehman - Sexism

The happiest moment in a woman's life
Is when she hears the turn of her lover's key
In the lock, and pretends to be asleep
When he enters the room, trying to be
Quiet but clumsy, bumping into things,
And she can smell the liquor on his breath
But forgives him because she has him back
And doesn't have to sleep alone.

The happiest moment is a man's life
Is when he climbs out of bed
With a woman, after an hour's sleep,
After making love, and pulls on
His trousers, and walks outside,
And pees in the bushes, and sees
The high August sky full of stars
And gets in his car and drives home.

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Poet: David Lehman
Poem: Sexism
Volume: Valentine Place
Year: Published/Written in 1996
Poem of the Day: Apr 11 2014

Comment 247 of 247, added on August 7th, 2014 at 3:04 PM.

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Comment 246 of 247, added on August 7th, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

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Comment 245 of 247, added on August 7th, 2014 at 1:03 PM.

Really informative post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

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