housekeeping

Nagging worries

gather and cling

like lint, cat hair, glue

or stain like grease

and spaghetti sauce

I say toss them all —

all those messy details

and annoyances

Like an expert tidier

store only what

makes you happy

(let me know if it works)

~

©️2018 Ontheland

A quadrille (44-word poem) for dVerse using the word ‘gather’

32 thoughts on “housekeeping

  1. LOVE it! nagging thoughts and worries likened to grease stains, lint and cat hair! 🙂 Hah! Wouldn’t that be fabulous if someone would invent a brillo pad just to wipe across our forehead, gently, and have all those negative thoughts be washed away? 🙂

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  2. Someone once told me to consider each worry and consider if it would still be a worry a year from now. What great advice it was to put many worries in perspective!

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  3. I love that simile:
    ‘Nagging worries
    gather and cling
    like lint, cat hair, glue
    or stain like grease
    and spaghetti sauce’!
    And such good advice, to store only what makes us happy.

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