I Should Really Do The Dishes

by Shawn Allen

I should really do the dishes
but there are blank sheets of paper
somewhere around here
and there are words, still, in my head.

I should really do some laundry
but there are pencils and pens,
a drawer full of them,
with brand new erasers, and full of ink or lead.

I still haven’t swept the carpet,
or cleaned out the closets,
or even made the bed.

I should really do the dishes
but there are empty sheets of paper
and there are words, still, in my head.

02-21-2014

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