The following interview is part one of a seven-part series of conversations with BC poets which I released between January and April 2023. All seven interviews were originally posted at ReadLocalBC.ca. This was the fourth year of my collaboration with Read Local BC (you can read all my Read Local BC interviews in one place here).
Mrs. CleanYes, he cooks! He cleans!He writes grocery lists!But oh, how lowthe bar is set.I should be lucky,after all most menaren’t usedto scrubbing a toilet.My husband’s musclesbulge against the cottonof his skin-tight bleachedt-shirt. I’m told he’s idealin every way. He won’t touch mewithout wearing his yellow rubbergloves. Yet he plucks hairballswith bare hands from the neighbour’sdrain. I’ll spike his club sodawith lemon and Clorox. Watchhis bald ass Magic Erase that.