I Had No Idea
Let me ask you something my aunt said.
Sure, I agreed.
Did your cousin always defer to every man?
That’s easy, I replied.
Only to the ones she knows or dates or marries.
Seriously, my aunt said I had a conversation with her.
Every word was Henry says, Henry thinks, Henry does it this way.
Henry does it that way.
Yes, I tell her. This is familiar.
At first they like it, but then some get tired of it.
That’s when they get rid of her.
What started out as loveable fawning devotion
turns sour when they realize she has no mind of her own
Oh, my, says my aunt. I had no idea
You do now though, I think.
Maybe now you get an inkling of why she has had six husbands
Who started out adoring, and finally have to escape.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2021
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