Shawn L. Bird

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poem-small December 7, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:10 am
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It’s not  small.

It overwhelms.

Unending paper piles

proliferate in the night.

A day’s work

becomes a week’s.

Somewhere under there

is order,

but it will take more





I’ve been cleaning and re-organizing my office space.  Made some progress after a week, but it’s not there yet.  Arg.  

What task do you have that seems to expand when you’re not looking?


31 Responses to “poem-small”

  1. Hello Shawn. My goodness what an industrious creative person you are. I look forward to looking around your blog more. Thanks for stopping by LifeOfGeborgenheit. Best wishes, Rebecca

  2. AC Says:

    Yard work. It never ends.

  3. narble Says:

    I’ve written about this too. I think all writers have to tackle this:

  4. My gardn get one part sorted , start the next and lo and behold, back to square one again! 😄

  5. davidprosser Says:

    My emails, they always seem to increase the longer I’m away from my desk.
    xxx Huge Hugs Shawn xxx

  6. Laundry. Washing clothes is the bane of my existence. Ugh..

    • Thankfully, DH does the washing, but I still have to put away my own clothes (reasonably enough) and for some reason I just end up with larger and larger piles until I finally get around to dealing with it, when I can’t find anything I planned to wear any more!

  7. howardat58 Says:

    Making things. While not looking the brain finds improvements in the design, or construction, and these almost always take longer to implement.
    I used to tidy my office about once every year or two. Result – I could never find anything. Beforehand I knew exactly in which heap the thing was hiding.

    • Yup. I know the feeling, although if I’m the one who’s tidied, I generally know where the new location is. It’s when the DH in his wisdom decides to organize my world that trouble happens. It makes me VERY grumpy.

  8. spicejac Says:

    Reblogged this on Living Small in a Big World and commented:
    Just in time for my decluttering time, comes a great poem from Shawn L. Bird

  9. spicejac Says:

    I’m on a decluttering campaign and your poem has hit the spot for me! Thank you for writing it!!!!

  10. In back of my house is a garden of weeds. Little by little, it will shrink.

  11. harsh211 Says:

    Homework :p

  12. madsadyak Says:

    cultural divergence with a hint of nihilistic pompous whit.
    not a task very easily verbalized i might add

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