Another excellent poem from Shawn L. Bird….
Since “me, too!” has spread,
What has changed
is that I see you differently.
I see me differently.
I hear, “She does that stuff; I’m working”
and I’m filled with fury at yet another man
who does not see what work is,
how everything he is able to do
is because his wife carries him on her back.
and I say, enough.
If we are going to be beasts of burden,
let us be more than mules with bits in our mouths.
Let us be more.
Let us be the partner who is heard.
Let the children be his concern as often as they’re ours.
Let the pink jobs and blue jobs become purple jobs
as they swirl in a kaleidoscope of
Our mutual obligations.
I’m glad you do the laundry and clean the kitchen,
because I hate those jobs.
Thank you for agreeing that poetry
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