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Personal Space

by Thomas Durbin about a year ago in social commentary
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My feet are up

The dog has been fed

There is a fresh hairball

On my side of the bed

I will stay in my chair

And finish my drink

Ignore all the dishes

In the kitchen sink

The rug in the living room

Is nearly thread-bare

Not one of the corners

Sits perfectly square

The curtain in the shower

Sports pinkish slime

My lack of cleaning

Is barely short of a crime

The refrigerator is running

And the washer is full

I'll empty the dryer

When my glass isn't full

I put in new windows

And a heater last autumn

The roof keeps out rain

And this chair soothes my bottom

The speakers are loud

By sound I am surrounded

The wifi is connected

The wiring is grounded

The trees have been trimmed

The garden is on track

New stain on the deck

And a fire pit out back

It may be simple

It is certainly plain

This humble abode

Is my home and domain.

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About the author

Thomas Durbin

Raised in rural east-central Illinois, I appreciate nature and the environment. I'm a father, grandfather, professional engineer, leader, researcher, coach, scouts leader, stoic, minimalist, costumer, historian, traveler, and writer.

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