She’s a single mom though they’re aren’t divorced
his work is his life – he feels he has no choice.
His 9 to 5 is not 7 to 7 *
most days it’s so busy he’s home after 11.
Loan EMI’s and a lifestyle but missing a life
it’s a recipe for a lot of family strife.
She has a full time job but still manages the home
children and heavy elder care – she can’t cope alone.
So it’s maids, classes, caregivers and no unscheduled relaxed time
with lonely stressed kids that often are way out of line.
But now it’s work from home, caregivers but no maids
He does some house work and takes the kids out to play
Their kids have both parents for the very first time
and life finally feels good – it’s going real fine.
2020 has been a difficult time
but like dark grey clouds with a silver line.
* A reference to long commutes.
This poem has been published at allpoetry.com