She asserts herself at the damnedest times—
when they’re working out at the gym, say,
or having a brandy and cigar with the boys.

It’s not as if they want her to come out,
and most men manage to keep her down;
but her triumphs are many, from J. Edgar Hoover

to the boy in junior high who swung his bat
just like a girl. And you, my friend—