Portrait of a mother trying to relax

November 4, 2013

Laundry, email, blog posts,
clean the bathroom, sort the closet,
vacuum the floors, sort the mail
— virtuous and valid options all.
But NO, I declared.
After a busy week,
this was a day of rest.
But rest sounded like this…

I said NO more tv.
No I did NOT promise to paint.
I said YOU could paint.
I just want to read my book.
Honey! I just want to read my book!
I JUST WANT TO READ MY BOOOOK.

Eventually I gave up
and we cleared our walls for new things.
Which was virtuous.
But I do not feel particularly
relaxed.

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