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I don't allow you to be a woman
And I don't allow you to be a man
But how can we say that
When love is there
And the bed experience is stronger than ever
And she thought a while and answered him pensively
You must have different secretions
When I have my period.
he understood
And flexed his muscle
And guarded time.
He made choices
Away from the demons
And although he slipped
on every banana peel
He knew where whew a falling.

Irwin R. Shaw - May 11th 1982