Lament of the Working Wife, A Sonnet
by Christina Pacek
My husband, he thinks he is really great.
He brags on all he does around the house.
He thinks that washing clothes and scraping plates
Makes him the worlds most monumental spouse.
Although he says hes all for equal rights,
And men and women dont have separate chores,
Hed really love to have me cook most nights,
As he lies on the couch and naps and snores.
My husband thinks that its unmasculine
To scour and scrub the toilet bowl with gloves.
He says that I could never find a man
To do the liberal "female" things he does.
When next he says that somethings "womens work,"
Ill tell him hes a chauvinistic jerk!