At the swimming pool, a sauna
with a round window,
bigger than a porthole, smaller than skylight
past which walked just trained female triathletes
and oh so toned,
a group of 12, a gleaming dozen.
After perhaps the eighth
a large black man, clasping his ample belly
fanned away steam
and moaned like a wolf checking in with the moon
“ooooooooooooooooh – I gotta get me some of that.”
Everybody in the sauna cracked up, even the women
Sexist, yup, no doubt. None whatsoever ….
racist, in a strange way –
it wouldn’t have been funny from a white guy.