“I’ve put this off too long,” I sigh,
surveying the chaos before me.
With broom and duster in my hand
I can’t get past the doorway!
One shoe I spy, and my best shirt
where dust bunnies swirl in place.
Pop cans, socks, old magazines -
I’m starting to clear a space.
I venture a step and hear a crunch,
look down to find my glasses
lying crushed beneath a broken plate
caked with something like molasses.
The TV sits collecting dust -
remote's been lost for months.
As for walking over to turn it on?
Tried that exactly once:
Got tangled in a towel,
smacked my head against the wall.
Braced myself for impact -
dirty laundry broke my fall.
Just found the missing car keys,
and a cockroach, thankfully dead.
Almost there, I can see it now.
I’ve finally found my bed!
© by Lauren McBride.
Used with the author’s permission.
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Lauren McBride says faith, nature, molecular biology (she’s a former researcher), and membership in the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) help to inspire her stories and poems--which have been published in numerous science fiction, fantasy, horror, nature and children's publications. Lauren lives in Texas, where she shares a love of laughter, science, and the ocean with her husband and two children.
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So I'm not the only one! Great fun! Thank you.
Posted 04/01/2014 12:55 AM
Smile...we can relate. Thanks.
Posted 03/31/2014 11:22 AM