Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chore Wars

Chore Wars

Full-time job, working mom finds it
hard to deal with such a slob; a
stay-at-home dad who lays around
while dishes pile up and toys litter the ground.

She sinks onto the couch,
too riled up to be of help.
He jumps up and striaghtens things
offers up an appeasing clean.

She makes their dinner, but
leaves the mess; can’t he understand
all her stress. She asks him to
wash some clothes.

He washes and folds a couple loads
then tucks kids in. He tucks her in too,
and kisses her head
as she sinks into their comfortable bed.

Inspired from “Chore Wars” by Ruth Davis Konigsberg in Time August 8, 2011 issue page 45

Written for Poetic Bloomings Prompt "Title and Deed"

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