Max Gutmann: Manners

Manners: man errs.
Woman knows
what to say at each soiree,
and where the wine glass goes.

Manners: man errs,
always wrong,
loud, and crass, and passing gas,
and staying far too long.

Manners: man errs.
What a dope!
He will burp, and swear, and slurp.
For him, there's just no hope.

Manners: man, hers,
never learns.
scratching there, here, everywhere,
ignoring her concerns.