Tagged: chores

yesterday’s wrinkles

yesterday’s wrinkles
are today’s chores –
we share the load
to smooth out
the edges
twice as fast
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: wrinkles

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it’s all well and good

it’s all well and good
to state that we will not show
up, that we will take
to the streets, show
solidarity by stepping out
of housework, child
care, maybe apply
some self-care at
the local beauty
parlor, therapeutic
spa. meanwhile, a
host of silent women
will step in
to fill the gap, make
the lunches, file the
nails, listen to and
nod and listen to the
ones who insist on
being heard
.
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afternoon rain –

afternoon rain –
we have our system
down: separating,
filling, folding,
forming
dumplings
until we can return
to the lake to
become
weightless,
with dinner solved
.
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every morning, being

every morning, being
present is
washing the blender
and noting how sharp
our brains can be
tuned even while our
bodies are still
rosining their bows
.
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monday morning’s bumble

monday morning’s bumble
bee weighs in – there’s
ground to cover and little
time, better to get going,
plan on the way
.
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part of a masked hero’s

part of a masked hero’s
job always remains
hidden and unthought-
of
– the part where he
is setting the alarm
before bed, she is
putting on
SPF 30 to walk
the dog, he is ironing
his insignia, and –
just between you
and me – they are
comic strip happy
.
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