Martin Elster: We Men

To punish males Dame Nature planned
Enlargement of the prostate gland.
Sometimes we self-catheterize.
At times the notion mortifies
us so, we blubber at the thought.
In actual fact it’s really not
as terrible as a thunderstorm
above your boat or a mega-swarm
of killer bees around your eyes;
not even as bad as hearing lies
from the pretty lips of the pretty nurse
about how life could be far worse.