An Ode to clutter
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways . . . .
You are merciless, relentless, in your desire to stay.
You’ve taken over my bedroom, creeping across the floors
The closets would be overflowing if we could see the doors.
Like rabbits, you seem to reproduce, covering everything I see
The dishes are doubling, tripling, exponentially.
As crumbs grind between my toes (my children seem to feed you)
an unseen diaper smell creeps along (Oh, what shall I do here!)
Back my enemy! Victory will be won.
I’ll vanquish you somehow. This mess will be undone.
Room by room you’ve conquered, now you’ll win no more
Room by room I’ll clean you, until I can finally see this floor!
Now vanquished, I triumph, my victory complete.
Nevermore will I see thee (at least until next week!)