Women's Work Julia Alvarez
Who says a woman's work isn't high art? She'd challenge as she scrubbed the bathroom Keep house as if the address were your heart.
We'd clean the whole upstairs before we'd start downstairs,
I'd sigh hearing my friends outside. Doing a womens work was hard work.
Picture of successful women and then a women scrubbing the floor and a women holding her heart.
to practice when the summer sun would bar the floor i swept till she was satisfied she kept me prisoner in her housebound heart.
them cleaning upstairs and then working their way downstairs around the house.
she'd shine the tines of forks,the wheel of carts, cut lacy lattices for al her pies. Her women's work as nothing less than art.
girl sighs and looking out the window seeing the kids playing.
And I, her masterpiece since i was smart, was primed,praised,polished,scolded and advised to keep a house much better than my heart.
sun beaming through the window while the girl is sweeping the floor and then a girl looking trapped.
washing dishes and decorating pies and pies all around her.
The daughter being praised with a spotless house behind her.
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