when I said
I’m writing a novel
I wonder what my husband heard.
It must have translated to
it’s time to clean the garage
now that school is out, let’s rent that steam cleaner
we should really visit your parents for a couple of weeks this summer.
And when I say I’m writing, I think this is what he hears:
let’s drink, let’s dance, let’s spend more time together –
let’s cook great meals and visit friends and maybe buy a boat.
He and I, we like to spend our time together –
we are each others’ favorite person,
(you knew there’d be a but)
when I say I’m writing,
it’s the one thing he doesn’t seem to hear.