General Review of the Sex Situation
WOMAN wants monogamy;
Man delights in novelty.
Love is woman’s moon and sun;
Man has other forms of fun.
Woman lives but in her lord;
Count to ten, and man is bored.
With this the gist and sum of it,
What earthly good can come of it?
From Enough Rope (Boni & Liveright, 1926) by Dorothy Parker. This poem is in the public domain.