Action Figures by Edith Vonnegut
Hestia sighs"This Domestic Goddess gig is getting OLD!
Back in the day, I was worshipped
Sacrifices were made;
torches were lit
I'm a glorified maid!
My brothers and sisters cavort
and carry on
while I stay here
tending house and raising the kids
Sure, I chose the domestic life
If I have to mop up another puddle of baby vomit
or vacuum one more hairball,
I'm going to scream!
I haven't done my Zumba workout in 3 weeks
and I need a mani-pedi NOW
before my feet look like Pan's!
It's time someone else tended hearth for a while
I'm taking a break-
right after I fish a Ninja Turtle out of the toilet!"
submitted for Magpie Tales, Mag 257
and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform