Spring Cleaning

Mow the yard.
Pull the weeds.
Shampoo the rugs
where Molly peed.
Steam clean the floors
from hairballs and shit.
Clean the windows 
of tiny noseprints. 
Wash all my work clothes
that hold a stale smell. 
Challenge the voices
that make my life hell. 
Admit I am human 
and can’t do it all.
List what needs changing,
then have the gall
to take some action
solely for me.
Offer myself 
an apology 
for living in fear
of what others think
until the stress
had me on the brink.
Fix Molly’s grave.
Pack up the items
I’m no longer using.
Feel my mood lighten
as I voice my intent
to live my life free.
Calm and content
I vow to be. 

11 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning

  1. Never think of what you should be doing.
    Concentrate on what you want to do.
    No, bad idea, if I concentrated on what I want to do, NO housework would get done.

  2. Oh Jen! I’m so sorry to hear of Molly crossing the Bridge. I know you love her very much. She was very lucky to have you in her later years. (((hugs)))

  3. Does this fear bring me joy? Sounds like it’s time to get rid of it. Pets always bring us joy, though, even when we’re caretaking. I’m so sorry to hear about Molly.

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