Maud McGehee, who has worked as a domestic in Atlanta for more than 30 years, recently published a book of poems (with the help of a longtime employer).
One of the poems tells of the warm excitement of a girl on her way to answer an advertisement for domestic help: My big white apron is shining clean, And I love every baby I've ever seen.
I'll tell that lady, if she takes me on I'll love her baby like I'd love my own.
How sweeter than a Shakespearean sonnet, murmur millions of American women.
But they also know how lamentably untrue. In fact,...