Monday, November 7, 2016

missed cues

she always tried to cue her husband
to take out the trash or help with
the dishes but he seemed oblivious
to her hints, leaving her frustrated
and ready to pull out her hair
until one day she wasn’t there
and he finally understood

- Written for dVerse Quadrille #20 wherein we had to write a poem containing the word "cue", which has several definitions.


16 comments:

  1. I suspect we are all missing cues until it is too late to respond to them.

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  2. My husband (and about 3 other men over time) told me not to leave hints or be subtle. Not being sexist, the advice came straight from men, every time!

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  3. Sad ending to this. Communication can be the hardest thing.

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  4. I have learnt over the years that hints do not work. Neither do direct requests. I just do it myself.

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  5. I think a small cue does not help... "TAKE OUT THE TRASH"... works

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    1. Haha sometimes you have to be loud and direct

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  6. Excellent, excellent work. You should be very proud of this piece. And it's something most people can identify with, at least on some level.

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    1. P.S. If I really want something done, I use my sexy "baby voice" and nibble/whisper in his ear while I'm asking. ;)

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    2. Thank you very much for your kind words ☺

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  7. Yikes!!! Shoulda woulda coulda syndrome.

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  8. Life works that way (sometimes) doesn't it...well put.
    Janice (ontheland)

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