Monday, 26 March 2012

Spring Cleaning

SPRINGCLEANING

upstairs and downstairs
four hours in all
sparying
dusting
vaccing
polishing
dehoming spiders
sweeping out dead ants
from behind the tumble-dryer
unearthing an odd sock
two pieces of jigsaw
and an old toy car
tipping a vase of flowers
over the television
moving chairs
to find unfaded bits of carpet

after they've gone
we rearrange disturbed ornaments
search for the handpainted ashtray
that was under the vase
they knocked over
empty the dishwasher
and microwave a late lunch

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 7th April 2004

Publication

2004 The Drunken Boat (Internet)

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