Things That Needed To Be Done (Written January 23)

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.

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