White Housework


My squeegee is ready to bustle
My iron is heated and keen
Sister, please meet Mr. Muscle
Honey, please greet Mr. Kleen

My mop is an excellent mover
Fresh wax has just polished my drawers
My dear, I am President Hoover
The vacuum that nature adores


[January 1998]

From the book Labour Pangs

French sociologists claimed that housework is erotic. President Clinton continued to attempt to extricate himself from allegations of sexual impropriety.