Friday, August 23, 2013


What is it about cleaning so someone else can clean?  It seems we all work to deadline.  Nothing like the knowledge that someone is coming at 7:30 AM on a Friday morning to motivate the three of us to put away our stuff  on Thursday.

The woman who helps us
Keep the house clean
Has returned from a summer
In Poland.
This is not a small thing.
Her impending presence inspired us
To pick up extraneous things,
Clear counters,
Put away the dishes
In the dish drainer.
What is it about cleaning the house
Before someone arrives
To clean the house?
Our inspiration
Has returned from Poland.
She is downstairs vacuuming.
I am upstairs writing.
I cleaned yesterday
So our inspiration could clean

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