More than once I heard Linda and Eddie going back and forth
About household chores and how they’re supposed to be divided evenly.
Rarely did Eddie do the dishes without being asked, but he always took out the trash
Rain or shine, and made sure the dog was fed.
I do other things, he says, alluding to automotive and handyman work.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter who does it as long as it gets done, he says.
Good, then get it done, she says. He looks at the sink and sighs.
Every night at seven o’clock they watch Jeopardy together in silence.