I lay under the sycamore and thought about
the division of tasks in my household.
Skirt washes, irons, worries, scrubs, cooks,
Trousers fixes the car, paints doors and
arranges stamps in a big album.
Brat builds things with blocks and knocks
them down again.
Brat-2 makes smells and noises.
And I need to do the dangerous task of
protecting the property from rats, wasps, mice, squirrels,
birds, serial killers, bees, flies and a mass of other
It’s so unfair that the largest burden falls