I lived through a nightmare late last night:
And my rock-firm beliefs, to my great fright,
(Notions that I’d thought safe and sound)-
Shifted shape, leered at me, as they turned around.
I, a working man , true and sincere,
In that dream-world was forced to adhere
To the dictum that men must work free
For the good of society!
And domestic work was highest-paid,
Men looked down upon commerce and trade,
Home-makers, child-bearers, highly praised–
Whatever mere men did was slightly debased!
At the end, only my wife’s status determined my worth!
I awoke, shivering, thankfully, to my own unequal earth!