One of the first things that stood out to me about this poem was the first line: "He touches pain so she can buy the meat delivered to the house in boxes labelled Dr. Mrs. before her name." I like this line because right away you are introduced to a woman who is forever identified by her husband. Throughout the poem the speaker lists off all of the daily struggles that come with life as a doctor, giving the impression that the husband feels overworked. The second half of the poem turned ironic when the focus turned from the husband to the wife; the wife can't stop working long enough to complain. The lines above read with a detection of domestic abuse, giving the poem a darker layer.