Freud and Lacan were right
Their theories bright

The theory of ‘lack’

Neither a man nor a woman
Feels self-sufficient
Search for pleasure, constant

Some desire the hour-glass figure
And some
Voluptuous, trigger

Pleasure-principle operates:
Sans any other way
Of fulfillment
Eying the swaying bums
And peeping boobs
Of women
Give a high

In the otherwise drab rut
Mental images later
Work like Viagra.

© Copyright Sangeeta Sharma

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About sangeeta sharma

Dr Sangeeta Sharma is head of the department of English at Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Kalyan, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, India. She is widely published as a critic and poet. Besides that, she is a regular freelance for Mumbai-based national newspapers. Recently, she published a book In the Shadows: Women in Arthur Miller's Plays and co-edited Delightful Dickens: Some tributes with Sunil Sharma published by YKing Books, Jaipur. Many of her literary and critical articles have been anthologized. Currently, she is engaged in a UGC-sponsored Minor Research Project on the Structural, phonological, orthographical, grammatical and lexical differences in British and American English. Under Faculty Exchange Programme, she visited the University Department of English, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, USA, in March-April 2012.

1 thought on “Pleasure

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A timely and incisive examination and critique of the objectification of Women in Society.Once exclusively the bane of Western capitalist societies but now thanks to globalisation , prevalent everywhere alongside pornography and the use of pornographic iconography to sell commercial products.


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