Paying for It
Anne Sommers works all day giving demonstrations
and returns home too tired to tend to him or
listen to his heated remonstrations.
Harold is hungry and cold and food is in the fridge
but risks the short trip to the convenience store
where chemically enhanced candy entices him
in and strips him of fifty dollars and more.
And once home with his pleasured stomach sated
with guilty contraband he’ll softly say
‘had a nice day, dear’ whilst dishing up
her frozen microwaved supper he’s slaved
over all day, oblivious to the sore
developing under the skin of his penis.