November verse 8: Moving out, moving in

Verse 8: Moving out, moving in
Sugar-soaping, mopping, sweeping,
drilling, screwing, bashing nails,
flattening used boxes, heaping
rubbish near the balcony rail,
fix the toilet seat (if able)
buy a longer TV cable,
screw in half a dozen hooks,
unpack and shelve a thousand books
(give some away), fix vacuum cleaner,
phone about the internet,
the Council pickup, don’t forget
the neighbours’ names (Regina, Tina?).
Too much to fit so little time,
too much to squeeze into a rhyme.

2 responses to “November verse 8: Moving out, moving in

  1. My wife responded when I read it aloud: “Sounds like my day!” – she smilingly avowed! (Now look what you’ve made me do, JS!)

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  2. Hmm – Sorry, Jim. My own partner is amazingly forbearing as she carries most of the intellectual work and the anxiety.

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