the one who does all the work
we all want to be done,
but don't like to do
the princess who takes care
of the fires and the ashes,
long after petty gripes have burned
down, signifying nothing.
the Guardian Angel who supports
tangled souls, who runs festive balls
for victims around the world,
from women’s cancer to flooded Japan.
the mensch who does more
behind the scene than most of us know:
let's get our act together
and pay her the royalties she deserves.