David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

Sexism - Poem by David Lehman

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.

Comments about Sexism by David Lehman

  • Mark Dillon (8/15/2012 7:00:00 AM)

    Venus and mARS, GOOD WRITE. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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