The Best Contraception

And you seem shocked
when I reveal
that if I were to fall pregnant
I’d want a little girl
and then you ask me how to make your sperm so strong
that you can make sure to have boys
as you say in the matter-of-fact tones of someone
who’s speaking an indisputable truth
girls are weak of spirit
and believe the lies men tell them
and I look at the sincerity on your face
and wonder
how any woman could ever want to have children with you