The Five to Eight Parent
by KJ Hannah Greenberg
The five to eight parent cant: jest,
Rock out at parties, visit clubs,
Sit in reservation-culling cafés;
No hours left from multitasking.
She depends on mommy time,
Orthodics, avocados benefits,
Community babysitting pools,
Bargain, family-friendly films.
Pregnancys her consistent caller,
Along with vinegary potato chips,
Elastic skirts, make-up free days,
Microwave meals, good coupons.
All along, she jockeys keyboards,
Smiles pretty, finishes articles,
(Worth worldly insignificance),
Does whatever to pay bills.
Daddys free time, true, contrariwise,
Gets spent: eating pizza slices, fries,
Maybe reading library books in parks,
Surely, SMSing the boys if jogging.
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