Sunday, April 13, 2014

On Being a Literary Parent

    Then cajoling
Bribing with a sirens' song
Escalating to 
          and demanding, 
Once a Lady, now a Tiger

 Disheveled shelves 
        scattered toys 
I had Great Expectations

      This will not be a 10 year siege,
or A Tale of Two Cities

My best laid plans have gang aft agley
I need divine intervention for laundry

I shout as the Prince to Verona
(but they don't know my allusions):
"I will be deaf to pleading and excuses;
Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses:
Therefore use none..."

Banish Barbie, drive your little ponies away

Just help me clean

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