Things That Needed To Be Done
The women did not let the men
Simply stand around. There were things
That needed to be done. The grapes
Needed to be rinsed. There were four
Bottles of wine behind the drapes.
The crackers and cheese would go
Better on two plates. One of Nancy’s
Paintings had been hung too low,
And needed a man to lift and hold.
Sally, on flute, having promised
A program that was lively and bold,
Needed a glass of whiskey, neat.
When everything was ready, the men
And the women took their seats,
Sally nodded, and the show began.