Claiming partnership in most endeavors
Won’t end in marital rift or split…
For the wife who does most
Of the shopping, the cooking and making the bed.
But foolhardy’s a man, who tells the world,
We’re having a baby.
As if he had more than a minor part…
And shares in the nausea,
The bloating, the swelling, the cramps,
And, endlessly, the need to pee.
In truth, like a king, he sails effortlessly
On the toil of the oarsman beneath.