Shawn L. Bird

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poem- cleaning August 11, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:56 pm
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So many bottles

in gift baskets:

body shampoo


bath oil

bubble bath

body scrub

Why do all these people think I need

so much help to get clean?



(cleaning out the bathroom cupboards today)



poem- dust December 25, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:46 pm
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The mantle piece is gathering dust,

as are other ledges,too

The strings are dusty on the harp

the soundboard’s dusty, true.

The floors could use a washing.

Windows want a spotless view,

But what I lack in house keeping

I make up in love for you.



(Someone is vacuuming and washing floors before we leave for Christmas dinner, causing stress to poodles.  Hint: it isn’t me).


poem- incessant November 10, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:53 am
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incessant chore

detracting from fun

and always



still to do.

But at least

I have

a house.



I hate housework.  From my messy room as a kid to my messy desks (at home and at work) I epitomize chaos theory.  I want to use my time to create, so there is something to show for it.  Since housework never ends, one is never satisfied with the task, which inevitably dissolves.


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