calling Cinderella my soul sister
have you seen my fairy godmother?
hauling loads of laundry
up and down stairways
sneezing at disturbed dust bunnies
chasing those who try to escape
with whir of vacuum or hoovering
to quote British cleaning phrase
ain’t no ecstacy after the dishes
tackling cluttered closest and shelves
scrubbing forgotten nooks and crannies
a tedious and methodical process
where did my energy go?
I cleaned myself weary.
(c) Amanda Wilson 2013