Home Sweet Home

by Paige Crawley

Preface

I wrote this to explore - and critique - the idealized image of the housewife, working happily in the domestic sphere.


It is very dark behind

The cookie sheets. A perfect place

For your imagination

To hide

 

Folded into every piece

Of laundered cloth is

A sliver of life

Lost

 

Inside the crackling and

The sparking of the hearth

Are the brightest dreams

Burning

 

Amid the neatly-packed pantry

And the rows of non-perishables

Is where the soul goes

To die

 

Home

Is where

The heart

Is

?

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